This Week’s Non-Sponsor

In that this blog doesn’t take real sponsorships, I figured I’d try an experiment where every week, one site that is making the web and world a better place will reside atop the blog free of charge. To nominate a site for another week’s non-sponsor, contact me.

KivaThis week’s non-sponsor is Kiva, the site for “loans that change lives.” Kiva writes, “Kiva lets you lend to a specific entrepreneur in the developing world, empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty.” You can try it out with just a $25 loan and then build your portfolio from there. For more on microloans, read the recent New Yorker article on the different philosophies of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, Grameen Bank founder and now Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, and others.