söndag 4 oktober 2009

Kiva Is Not Quite What It Seems | David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog

We've been talking about the possibilities and implications of microfinancing. That's why I wanted to add this introduction to my blog.

Kiva Is Not Quite What It Seems | David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog: "David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog | October 2, 2009 | Kiva Is Not Quite What It Seems | By David Roodman Tags: stories

This post is so long it needs an: Executive Summary/Long Story Short. Kiva is the path-breaking, fast-growing person-to-person microlending site. It works this way: Kiva posts pictures and stories of people needing loans. You give your money to Kiva. Kiva sends it to a microlender. The lender makes the loan to a person you choose. He or she ordinarily repays. You get your money back with no interest. It’s like eBay for microcredit."

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