Friday, January 26, 2007

Corporate Kiva lenders?

I came across this lender (or here for another instance of the same lender) while browsing lending opportunities on Kiva. This must be the first sighting of a new trend: small, corporate entities in the "First World" helping small, corporate entities in the "Third World".

There are an abundance of opinions about capitalism and globalization about. Some of them have more merit than others, although (in my humble opinion), globalization is inevitable and the best thing to do is to make sure it works for all, and not just to turn huge corporate profit even higher without merit to those that provide the labor. I consider Kiva to be the "happy face" of globalization: persons on one side of the world provide the wherewithall to persons on the other side of the world so they can become more productive and progress their unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

(posted from Lima, PerĂº)

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