v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
I like the Grameen Foundation a lot. They give no-collateral loans to poor people in developing countries so they can start self sustaining businesses. Their payback rates are phenomenal. I talk more about this sort of microfinancing on my weblog.
They also ask their applicants to make 16 decisions, or pledges, to facilitate the success of the program and their economic endeavors. It's a nice list. I'll put one below, but click through here to see the rest.