Kiva - Loans that change lives

Kiva lets you lend to a specific entrepreneur in a developing country empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty.
Once they have re-paid the loan, you can give to someone else in need.
The wonders of Internet technology now allows us to help others less fortunate than ourselves - with just a touch of a button...

Recently I loaned $25 to a pig farmer in Cambodia.

 Thahn Thed

Thanh Thed, 26, resides in Takeo province, Cambodia, an area known for pre-Angkorean temples. Thed is a farmer and raises pigs, earning an income of approximately $3 per day. His wife is employed at the factory, earning an income of $5 per day. Each month, the family has to spend $35 on food and $50 on the other necessary expenses.

Thed is requesting a loan of $1,200 to purchase a motorbike for family use. In the future, he would like to use any additional income to repair his house.