Kiva is a person-to-person micro-lending website helping individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world. Individuals and groups can make a loan and help a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), lenders receive email journal updates and track repayments.
Kiva has now added a map view to their site that allow users to view the location of borrowers on a Google Map. The map view shows a photo of the borrower and the location of everyone who has lent money so far.