Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Help an entrepreneur in a developing nation

Kiva is a site/organization on the net that allows you to loan money to individuals in the developing world. Here's what they say:

What is Kiva?
Kiva lets you lend to a specific entrepreneur in the developing world - empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty. Each pre-screened entrepreneur is hard-working and hopes to create a sustainable livelihood. All they need is a small loan. Choose an entrepreneur. Loan as little as $25. Receive updates. Get repaid as the business succeeds.

We've loaned some money through Kiva, and it seems to be an awesome organization. It's one of the few ways I've seen for people to directly help folks in need in developing nations. Check them out.

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