Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and thankfully unlike so many other holidays it hasn't become a day for store sales and shopping. Instead the goal is for it to be a day of service, to help others.

One of Dr. King's goals was economic justice and opportunity for people of all races. We've still got a ways to go here in the United States to reach that goal but we've come a long way in the last half century.

Having a small business is a dream for many people. If you're looking for a small thing you can do today to help others consider joining Kiva and giving micro-loans to people in developing countries who want to start or grow their business.