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Here are some videos that help tell the story of Micro-Lending and how you may get involved as an individual through the non-profit web site

Dr. Muhammad Yunus describes how he conceived the idea of Micro-Lending and created the Grameen Bank. He was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Grameen Bank "for their efforts to create economic and social development from below." Dr. Yunus's book, "Banker to the Poor", (ISBN 978-1-58648-198-8) details the process he went through.

Kiva is a non-profit web site which makes it easy for individuals like you and me to get involved with micro lending and to help the poor people of the world become self sufficient. Watch this video that describes how loaning through Kiva can change lives. In addition, the president of Kiva, Premal Shah, has a few words to say.

Watch this interview with Fiona Ramsey of She talks about how you can make a difference.

A Fistful Of Dollars: The Story of a Loan tells how Kieran Ball followed one loan through the system from start to finish.

This contemporary clip shows how using Kiva can make you a Microfinancier. John talks about real-life conditions in the Dominican Republic.

The Pedro Story - A short example of how Kiva works

Kiva offers "Lending Teams" to allow groups of lenders to see how their collective support is impacting the world. Click here to join the Richfield Rotary Lending Team You do not need to be a member of Richfield Rotary to join! Click on the Rotary gear to get started. The next page will give you an opportunity to Join Team. You may join more than one lending team and you can designate which team will track the loan each time you lend.