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kiva

Posted by Miranda on December 20, 2007

My brother sent out gift certificates to kiva.org this year. It’s really one of the best presents I’ve ever gotten. Kiva is a micro-lending site. You can lend $25 to all kinds of little businesses around the world, people who need a few bucks to repair their delivery truck or a few dollars to buy stock for a little store. Then you can see photos of all the other people who’ve lent money to the person you lent to (nobody can lend more than $25)
Apparently the payback rate is something like 99% but it’s just a really good gift to know you’re helping somebody get a leg up in this world and it’s also just fun to look through see who else is lending to that little business.
So much fun I think it might get to be a monthly habit to lend money there.

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