If you want to support a BIPOC businesses around the world, consider purchasing a Kiva gift card. These are loans that support business owners in 77 countries. The recipient of the gift card can visit the Kiva website to find a business they want to support. You can browse through thousands of people who are trying to grow businesses in third world countries. While you can find both men and women on Kiva, there is a big focus on supporting female owned businesses. Many of these women have children, and are figuring out a way to support themselves against all odds.
The money taken from the gift card balance will eventually be paid back by the business owner, since you’re essentially lending that money to them, rather than giving it away. So it’s up to you, or the person given the gift, on how to proceed. The recipient of the gift can choose to take the cash back, or turn around and lend that balance to someone else in need. By doing this, you can see the real power of giving. It’s truly a great way to support these people achieve their dreams and build a better life for themselves.