If you haven’t yet heard about Kiva, you will be inspired by this ingenius micro-loan website that provides the opportunity to loan as little as $25.00 to small business people around the world who are trying to lift up their own lives and the well-being of their families and community. More than 98% of the loans are paid back, and the difference they make in the self-respect and self-reliance felt by, especially, women around the world is astounding. It offers a great feeling of accomplishment to those offering to let their small loan work for someone else. Visit the Kiva website to make a loan. (MSNBC Video below)
In March of this year, Kiva announced it had raised enough micro-loans to fund ALL of the ventures in third world countries featured on their website – $19.5 million worth of loans. Now they are funding more.