It’s time to tell you about Kiva. It’s a is a "do good in the world" kind of site, and wow! do they ever make it easy.

Here’s how it works. Some struggling farmer in Samoa (or baker in Nicaragua, or farmer in Tajikistan) needs a loan of $800.00 to help her business along. You read her profile, and learn about the business, and the five children she supports. You sign up, and lend her $25.00 of the money she needs. A bunch of other generous people do the same, and soon the business owner has her $800.00 loan. She gets her money, improves her business, and starts repaying.

When the loan is repaid, you get your $25.00 back. You can then lend it to another business, like maybe to the general store owner in Azerbaijan who wants to expand. Or you can cash out, take your $25.00, and run.

How much better can it get? It’s easy. It’s fun. It helps! You see the profiles of the people you’re helping, and you even get your money back at the end of the loan term.

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  1. Awesome,Definitely this is one of the best use ever i came across in the web..I believe it’ll help the poor ones around the world..I’ll definitely check this website and join in that group..I’m eager to start with this..

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