I started lending money on Kiva two years ago. I didn’t have much money so I limited my loan to $100, which I split among four different loans. These have since been paid back, and I have re-invested the money, which have been paid back and re-invested once more. In the past two years that $100 has helped 10 different individuals or groups. I tend to favour women when I choose someone to lend to and so far have lend money to women in Togo, Samoa, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Uganda, Pakistan, and Lebanon.
The Toronto Star had an interview with one of the creators of Kiva this past week and I wanted to post it here to help spread the word about this great initiative. Check it out here.