Just thought I’d share this inspiring story about Jessica Jackley who set up Kiva – the world’s first peer-to-peer online microlending service – which allows people in rich countries to lend small amounts of money directly to people in poor countries, and from this dramatically changing their lives.


While microfinance is not without criticism, it is nice to see at least the intentions behind it are pure. If I had money I’d lend it though them: