By Jeremy Gordon, KF11, Kenya
Kiva’s success is exciting. A door is now open allowing us to reach those living in places we can’t easily visit in person and to become personally involved in micro-finance. Making my first loan on Kiva felt a bit like a rediscovery of the internet. International Skype conversations were impressive, but this was something novel—Kiva allowed me to lend my own resources to help achieve someone else’s goal, and I was hooked.
Because this sort of P2P lending is still new, we can’t yet know the full extent of its impact on the...Continue Reading >>