A few months ago I joined KIVA* after reading Bill Clinton's book: GIVING: How Each of Us Can Change the World.
I made a small loan to Salmome Mwakipesile in Tanzania to open a beauty salon.
She is 29 years old and has 3 children.
To date 86% of her loan has been repaid.
I made a small loan to Boeung Sobin from Cambodia to buy pigs for her stand at the market.
She will breed the piglets.
To date 42% of her loan has been repaid.
The funds are credited to my Kiva account once the loan is repaid in full.
At that time, I can withdraw these funds from Kiva or re-lend these funds to a new entrepreneur.
I am inspired by these women and I am impressed that via the internet we can touch someone's life.
*An organization that lets you lend to a specific entrepreneur in a developing country - empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty.