It is an expanded provisions store. It is new farm equipment. It is a new taxi. It is more humane living conditions. With micro-lending, organizations like Kiva are helping people like you and me connect to entrepreneurs in the developing world who need money to grow or start businesses to support their families and improve their quality of life.
Kiva caps the loan amount at $25, so its really affordable to help! Kiva provides journal updates about the business you invest in, until the loan is repaid. Kiva is a credible NGO that has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, and in Presiden't Clinton's book Giving.
I am excited to now be an investor in the GRACE PROVISION STORE in Nigeria, along with 30 other investors.
There are many micro-financing organizations. If you feel so compelled, i encourage you to invest in one of these unique small business, and empower a family to lift themselves out of poverty.