Social Impact Investing

Personalized Development Donations

GlobalGiving.com was setup as a grassroots organization to match small-scale donors with entrepreneurs addressing social problems in developing nations. They describe themselves as an “online marketplace for international giving.” They address projects in categories including healthcare, the environment and education. Donors can browse and select by geography. Global Giving is a non-profit, so gifts are… Continue reading Personalized Development Donations

Microfinance · Social Impact Investing

Personalizing Microfinance

I discovered a new microfinance service called Kiva which is attempting to truly enable person-to-person loans between a loan provider in developed countries and a low-income borrower in developing country. I am very interested in these kind of innovations because there are currently very few options for middle-class North Americans to invest (not donate) their… Continue reading Personalizing Microfinance