Fred Wilson put up a good post almost a week ago about blogging for a cause, which lead me to Zemanta's (Fred invested in them) Blogging for a Cause campagin. Since I'm already on quite a roll about Kiva, I figured why not post one more time about why I think they're such a great organization:
In todays world of stock market scandals and top secret government documents, I want to see whats going on behind the curtain. Kiva takes transparency to the max, and it shows in every aspect of their business. Here they are working with Ernst & Young to be more transparent, and here's a group of hard core supporters dedicated to making Kiva stays transparent!
Kiva has the ability to touch a lot of people and make a difference. They've loaned out $73million from nearly 500,000 lenders to 175,000 entrepreneurs. Wow. Those are some huge numbers, and they're growing every day. The more time I spend on social media for Kiva, the more I realize how many future lenders still don't know about Kiva.org!
In only four years with under 30 full time employees they did all this!
This blog post is part of Zemanta's "Blogging For a Cause" campaign to raise awareness and funds for worthy causes that bloggers care about.