One of the interviews at the Willow Creek Leadership Summit was with Jessica Jackley, the c0-founder of Kiva.org. What is Kiva? “Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.” In other words, it allows individual, ordinary donors to lend as little as $25 directly to an entrepreneur in Uganda or another developing country. The site is easy to explore and the concept is truly revolutionary. In many cases, third-world entrepreneurs do not need thousands or millions of start-up dollars. For the cost of a dinner and movie, we can provide a person with the means to start a life-changing business.
Check it out. Kiva.org.