Here's How – Going Global
Many school groups and classes are involved with Kiva. It is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, which empowers individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.
The people you see on Kiva's site are people in need of funding. Visitors can browse entrepreneurs' profiles, choose someone to lend to and then make a loan. This, in turn, helps a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improved life styles for themselves, their families and communities.
Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), those who donate receive email journal updates and are able to track repayments.
Schools and/or individuals can create their own Lending Teams.
To see a list of schools already involved, go to the Kiva Community Page and select Schools in the drop down menu.