Kiva is a project that allows you to make tiny loans, together with many other people, that accumulate to make a larger loan that will prove huge for an otherwise impoverished person. I’ve been making Kiva micro-loans for several years and in that time have been privileged to be involved in the escape from poverty of nearly 50 entrepreneurs in developing countries.
It seems Kiva has been given some money for a promotional campaign. They are offering a $25 credit to anyone who wants to open a new account and start making microloans themselves. I can’t see any down-side, so I recommend you get over to Kiva now and take them up on their offer. As of right now they have 2,440 free loans left to give away, so it’s worth doing now and not tomorrow!
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