Take a look at Kiva, a non-profit organization that provides and facilitates micro loans to create opportunities for people all over the world. This video shows Kiva’s lending and borrowing activity since 2005, when the project launched. Anyone can lend as little as $25 or pitch in as part of a group effort by joining a lender community. Since you are lending money, you get it all back but can make a considerable difference. Once a loan is made, the lender receives updates through a profile page that features a biography and picture of the person or people receiving the loan, a repayment schedule, information about where that person is from and what the money is being used for. Lenders can choose their borrowers based on geographic location, gender, and many more options. In fact, Kiva has just expanded to include domestic loans!
This is a great way to give back in a way that speaks to your personal passions and watch as someone’s life is transformed.
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