In December 2007 I said “give Kiva a try.”
In July 2008 I described a defaulted Kiva loan that was partially funded by a fellow Minneapolis resident.
In December 2008 I described the successful completion of a Kiva loan I partially funded.
Now I’d like you to watch this video put together by Kieran Ball in London who traveled around the world to explain exactly how a Kiva loan gets to the borrower and how it’s paid back:
A Fistful Of Dollars: The Story of a Kiva.org Loan from Kieran Ball on Vimeo.
Let’s try this together. The first person who goes to Kiva.org, finds someone they consider a worthy recipient of a donation, and posts a link to that person’s profile in the comments will receive a $25 Kiva gift certificate from me that they can put toward that person’s loan request.
Go for it.