Tonight I have been lending money to the 3rd World- interest free I hasten to add before Bono starts shouting at me.
Having cast my beady eye over a host of hopefuls I have invested in a woman who sells rum in Peru and another in the fashion business from Togo (both pictured above) and said I'm out to everyone else. I'm not a total monster I do hope it helps the folk concerned out but there is something rather enjoyable about playing dragons and interrogating the loan applicants in one's head.
It's cracking good fun and a bit like bingo in that there's no guarantee you'll see a penny of your cash again. Still it is nice to see a bit of sanity in the world of business. Perhaps Kiva should expand their programme and let little businesses the world over bypass the bloody banks.