Monday, August 06, 2007

CustomizeGoogle and Kiva.org

The donations to CustomizeGoogle has become loans to several businesses in the developing world using a website called Kiva.org.

You can go to Kiva's website and lend to someone in the developing world who needs a loan for their business - like raising goats, selling vegetables at market or making bricks. Each loan has a picture of the entrepreneur, a description of their business and how they plan to use the loan so you know exactly how your money is being spent - and you get updates letting you know how the business is going. Kiva's loans are managed by microfinance institutions on the ground who have a lot of experience doing this, so you can trust that your money is being handled responsibly.

More info:
http://www.kiva.org
http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=FEEDROOM186917
http://www.kiva.org/lender/customizegoogle

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1 Comments:

Blogger K.Now said...

Brilliant Idea!!! We have been part of the Kiva community for a while now, and it's such a wonderful experience. Bravo to you, for being a part of it too. We encourage everybody to go and check it out! Cheers from Montreal!

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