Today I discovered Kiva, a marvellous method of helping people in other countries who are helping themselves. You can lend amounts as low as $25, making it possible for most people in western countries to help.
It is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe
Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.
The people you see on Kiva’s site are real individuals in need of funding – not marketing material.