WASHINGTON - On Christmas morning, when wrapping paper flies as kids tear into presents, some children will discover their presents make the world a better place.
Some money spent on gifts - keeps on giving. Give someone a $25 gift card for example from Kiva.org and he gets to decide whom that gift card money will help out.
The organization matches people in poverty around the world who need small loans with those who can offer the money.
"Go online and they choose who they want, like I did, I went online and I picked a banana farmer in Africa. But you can pick a seamstress in Detroit," says author of The Accidental Housewife Julie Edelman.
"Giving back is the best gift," says Edleman.