i have been intrigued by microloans for quite some time. i have considered and continue to pray about starting some microloans in the work we are a part of with the baltodanos in diriamba.
through a random tweet today i discovered that the microloan site kiva has a pretty cool thing going on at the moment. they will give you $25 free to do a microloan with. i took them up on the offer and loaned my free $25 to group of ladies who have developed a communal bank to help them sell cellphone recharges, make tortillas, make dresses, butcher pigs, and sell curd and ice cream in the roble community. at the moment almost two-thirds of these free trials have been claimed. so if you want to try microloans and kiva for free you need to do it now. go here.