Many of you will know of "Change Starts Here", The Road's social project, funding microfinance loans via Kiva. our scorecard lists all loans, for a total of over $5,000 so far.
Tamara commented on a previous post that Kiva offers core volunteer programs, which might interest readers from The Road:
• Kiva Fellows Program: Individuals spend 10 weeks to one year with a microfinance institution in a developing country, chronicling the lives of the working poor and assisting the microfinance institutions to maximize their relationship with Kiva.
• Kiva Translation Program: Volunteering from their own homes, individuals take entrepreneurs’ loan profiles written in the local language and translate them to English. The profiles are then posted for lending on Kiva.org. Kiva Translators help bring the entrepreneurs’ stories to life for potential lenders.
Languages needed include: Bahasa Indonesia, French, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Check out other Kiva Volunteering possibilities.
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