Today is Blog Action Day. Through out the day, thousands of bloggers will unite to discuss a single issue – poverty. The purpose? To raise awareness and initiate action on this very important topic.

In keeping with that theme, I’m going to re-introduce you to Kiva. We’ve mentioned this company before, [Steve Lange wrote on becoming an investor/lender through Kiva]  but such a great company with a goal to bring people out of poverty by helping them start or continue their business is a topic worthy of more than one blog post. is a nonprofit organization that lets you lend to a specific entrepreneur in a developing world, empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty. You can look through the list of pre-screened entrepreneurs on the website and choose one to send your loan, which can be as little as $25.00. You’ll receive updates and eventually, as the business succeeds, have your loan repaid.

Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro lending website and has brought together worthwhile entrepreneurs with people willing and able to aid them in their struggle to make a business dream live.

Too often we hear about the businesses that need thousands and sometimes millions of dollars to start or continue operating, but with small micro loans, these companies are starting and growing successful businesses. – Loans That Change Lives
Make a Small Loan, Make a Big Difference – Check out to Learn How!

‘Chelle Parmele
Social Media Marketing Manager
Palo Alto Software