Recently I decided to make my first microloan on Kiva, to a single Mom in Kyrgyzstan who wanted to support her family by buying more calves for her farm.
It’s amazing to see the diversity of projects from all over the world that you can support — people adding latrines to their homes because there are no facilities; schools adding water filters so there is safe water for the pupils to drink; young entrepreneurs starting up businesses which will serve their communities; people starting organic farms; students trying to pay tuition fees or teachers buying supplies for the kindergartens they teach in.
If you were ever curious about being a lender in a microloan scheme, Kiva has a tried and true system, and as a member, people I refer will get a $25 credit of free lending money towards their first loan. (I get $25 to loan out too, if you join Kiva via my link.)
So there’s nothing to lose at all — the $25 is yours to invest and try out. Give Kiva a try by clicking this link.