Honduras, Uganda: Kiva Microfinancing

Global Voices readers are surely dedicated to staying informed about the rest of the world. But the Internet can also enable us to make positive change. “La Gringa” describes how Kiva lets internet users invest in microcrediting loans around the world. Just two days after writing about Honduran loan applicants in waiting, their loans were met and two other bloggers were inspired to pitch in and spread the word. “La Gringa” writes, “all of the requested Kiva loans that I wrote about on October 25 have been funded. Did Matthew, a Canadian teacher in Honduras, Ruthy, a Honduran-American in Missouri, and I have anything to do with this or is it a coincidence? I'd like to think we have made a difference!” Kiva has also received attention at WorldChanging, The New Yorker, and on Ethan Zuckerman's blog. A Frontline/World story by Clark Boyd about Kiva will begin airing on PBS stations in the US tonight.


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