Kiva are giving away $25 to anyone who asks today. It’s true. The catch? You have to loan the money to someone who has far, far less money than you do and who will use it to bootstrap their business. Like everything, Kiva has a deeper story, but I am an enthusiastic supporter as I believe investing in local small entrepreneurs who will grow their economy is by far the best way to tackle poverty long-term.
I recommend you go to their site and claim your $25. Be quick, these offers “sell out” amazingly fast. First-time Kiva lenders only, obviously.