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Kiva - Loans that change lives.

Kiva - Loans that change lives.

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@moburns - Me too. I think it's a great "site" (it's much more than a site). I try to get as many people as I can to check it out. Glad you're part of it! by the_third_man Nov 30

I agree. I've made a number of loans through them and really love what they do. :-) by moburns Nov 29

A great site to help those in need who in turn help to build their own communities. by the_third_man Nov 29

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