It’s not everyday that a Betty turns thirty-something-or-another. Which makes today the perfect day to celebrate my arrival on this planet.

Don’t worry, this post isn’t going to be nearly as egocentric as you think. (Believe me, I could hear the collective groans after that opening line. Calm yourselves ladies.)

Each year, I like to spread the birthday love around to my clients, colleagues, and followers in some way or another. In years past, it’s been a promotion, or a free download- but this year I’m paying it forward by partnering with KIVA to support women entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Let me tell you a few reasons why KIVA is amazing.

KIVA is a non-profit, for purpose organization that provides micro loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries. KIVA is not a nameless, faceless fundraising organization. You get to read the stories of the business people receiving these loans, and you get to choose who you’re going to help, based on the mission you feel the most connected with.

The money that you put into KIVA is not a donation. It’s a loan. Meaning that once a fundraising goal has been met, that entrepreneur works hard to pay you back in full. You can always decide to reinvest in other campaigns after that. Whatever gives you the warm fuzzies.

Now to my birthday master plan. Combine pretty things with saving the world.

I’ve designed the 5″x7″ gold foil print you see above. We’re offering a limited amount of these prints at a price of $20. Fifty percent of our sales totals will be forwarded to a KIVA campaign.

These prints will be available for purchase between March 3 and March 17th. All orders placed in this time will be shipped on March 23rd.



Of course, if you’d rather just make a donation and skip the print, you can do that too. Join us on our team fundraising page and make a difference RIGHT NOW.