Kiva.org Doles Out Micro Loans that are the Color of Money

Kiva.org, a micro-lending site that connects lenders with borrowers around the world, is announcing a new loan category called Kiva Green Loans (and it’s not called that after the color of money). The green loans will be for “green” businesses and individuals who are trying to reduce their impact on the environment. The new loans are for businesses that include such things as recycling or the switching to organic fertilizer. As with most micro-loans, the amounts can be as small as $25.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik