Just thought I would take a quick moment to mention Kiva. My sister-in-law actually got me started on Kiva loans. The Kiva website has pictures and stories for various entrepreneurs around the world. To start, you choose who you would like to loan to (a minimum $25 loan is required). I find that most of the people I have chosen to loan to receive total funding fairly quickly. In a relatively short amount of time, I get emails about how they are repaying what I loaned them. Once I have enough, I choose another business/person to loan the money to.
I’m mentioning this today because I got an email from Kiva. Click on this link to “experience the joys of microlending on Kiva with a $25 free trial loan.”