After seeing a presentation about Kiva.org at Community Next, I was excited to help out. What’s Kiva, you ask?
Kiva is based on the microfinance concept – giving small loans to otherwise "unbankable" poor around the world. There are millions of potential entrepreneurs around the world who could get their start, get out of debt, make a better life for their families with only a few hundred US dollars. Kiva.org makes it easy to loan (not donate) money to this potential or current entrepreneurs.
I loaned (not donated) my first $25.00 and just got a notification this morning that the full $750 has been collected by a number of other Kiva users! Meet Josey from Pantang , Ghana and wish her luck!