Team FSM on kiva.org is now the top religious congregation. We’ve got almost 500 members on our team and we’ve lent out over $70k.
We’re trying to raise $100k by the end of the summer. Would you take a minute and check out the site and consider joining our team?
Kiva is a non-profit micro-lending institution primarily for the developing world. Typical loan requests are like, $1000 for some cows in Vietnam, or $1500 to open a shop in Cambodia. You choose which of the loans appeal to you, and donate a small amount, usually $25. When the loan is fully funded, 100% of the funds go to the borrower. They pay it back over time without interest. The money comes back to your account and you can take it or loan it out again (I suspect most of us re-loan).
Team FSM has so far provided more than 2100 micro-loans.
Our team page is here. Please take a look and see what you think.
Some example loans:
Please help us hit $100k.