India: Kiva, money and lending

Kiran writes on his experience with loaning money at Kiva. “Row after row of picture, description and loan status. Who do I loan to? How do I tell who is more deserving? I might as well have rolled dice and picked the corresponding row. I can’t imagine what Kiva could do to make this better apart from signing up with partners in geographic areas I’m more familiar with, like India or Southeast Asia.”

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