Kiva Visualization: 5 years of fluid funding; social interaction, trust

Nothing much by way of explanation, but just a fantastic visualization of Kiva lending and repayment over the last five years (taken from this blog). This was recommended to me by the same friend who took me to the Tenement Museum (the subject of the previous post) the other day, so he is proving himself […]

Educate a Child

I love the way that technology/social networking has radically altered the landscape of many social exchanges online and philanthropic activity is certainly no exception. People are inundated with requests to donate or contribute in varying amounts to varying causes. However, what a lot of these organizations have forgotten is that the internet is basically one […]

Kiva: Microlending for Americans as well

Great news and an indication that we acknowledge that poverty is poverty the world around. According to the Kiva website: “Today Kiva got a little closer to its mission of connecting people around the world for the sake of alleviating poverty. Starting today, lenders can make loans to microentrepreneurs in the US. When Kiva first […]