Sunday, January 11, 2009

Microlending with

None of us can go everywhere we'd like to visit. But in some cases, our dollars (or euros, or pounds, or whatever) can go there instead.

I rarely plug causes on this site, but I'm a big fan of, a microlender that supports entrepreneurs in developing countries with small loans advanced by people all over the world. Here's a video (with great music!) that shows how Kiva's loans work:

A Fistful Of Dollars: The Story of a Loan from Kieran Ball on Vimeo.

If you're not in a position to lend to Kiva right now, you can still support the cause. At the Small Things Challenge site, sponsored by Intel, just click a button and Intel will give 5 cents to a combined fund for Kiva and Save the Children. Easy peasy.

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