Need: world's first person-to-person micro-lending website
Kiva (www.kiva.com) is an organization that is taking microfinancing to the web and allowing individuals to become lenders to struggling entrepreneurs in impoverished communities. The group works with microfinance institutions to find entrepreneurs. The plights of these entrepreneurs are posted online. The site profiles each entrepreneur and identifies how the loan will be used, and for as little as $25 individuals can lend to those who have goals of self-sustenance but cannot do it alone.
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