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Kiva – Team FSM

Published October 3rd, 2008 by Bobby Henderson

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I would like to invite everyone to join Team FSM on Kiva.

What is Kiva?

Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world.

You browse profiles and decide who gets a few of your dollars.

Currently, Team FSM has 60 members and has donated over $3k, spread out over 130 individual loans. A few projects we’ve helped fund:

* Raw materials to make furniture in Peru
* Grocery Store in Cambodia
* Cattle in Tajikistan

It’s an impressive organization and the money goes directly to the individuals in need. There’s no large overhead or creepy religious missionaries involved. And keep in mind that these are loans – if all goes well the money comes back.

If this is something you’re interested in, please join our team.

UPDATE 10/4/08

Wow – in one day we added 40 new members to Team FSM and over $4000 in new donations!