I occasionally use kiva.org to make small loans to people in developing countries. Seems like a nice thing to do. What follows is the text that Kiva suggests to its members to send to people via email. Rather than spam people I thought I’d just share it here…
I wanted to let you all know about a cool non-profit that is doing great things: Kiva
Kiva is a non-profit that allows you to make a small 0% loan to low income entrepreneurs in the developing world (microfinance). Individuals like you can help provide affordable working capital for the poor — money to buy a sewing machine, livestock, etc. — and empower them to earn their way out of poverty.
The way I see it, I get a higher return on $25 helping someone build a future than the interest my checking account pays.
Thanks for reading! And feel free to spread the word!!