Kiva is a micro-lending site that hooks up 1st worlders with 3rd worlders. I, along with a dozen or so other people, each lend an entrepreneur $25 for their business. Over the span of a year, that person pays us back.
When I signed up in 2008, I decided to focus on cab drivers because, if you have not noticed, I like cars.
The first person I signed up to give a hand was Salom in Tajikistan. He paid all the money back on time.
After he paid me back in 2009, I lent the same $25 to Fayez in Lebanon. He paid it all back today.
Now, I am on my third cabbie-- Carlos from Bolivia. Would you join me?