App of the Week: KivaBridge

KivaBridgeKivaBridge
Cost:
Free
Developer: MayneBridge
Website: http://kivabridge.maynebridge.com/
Platform: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad
Content Area: Social Studies

Description: KivaBridge allows you to browse the many different opportunities to get involved in microlending at www.kiva.org. What is microlending? Microlending is a movement to connect people around the globe to alleviate poverty by making small loans. The minimum amount you need to contribute to an entrepreneur on Kiva is $25. Kiva works with different microfinance institutions or field partners that administer the loans. The field partners distribute the money to the individuals and collect the payments to send back to Kiva. Kiva is a great way to promote global collaboration. Even if you don’t want to donate, you can use this app to get a sense of the needs of individuals around the globe. Use the map to find a loan or use the filtering feature in the loan list.

Advertising: None
Ease of Use: Very easy
Multi-user: No

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