Kiva's latest campaign, FITE, specifically targets female entrepreneurs. Kiva hopes it also sets a precedent for an open microlending platform.
Kiva.org allows anyone with $25 in the bank to make loans to people in developing nations.
Tom discusses his loan to a Cambodian pig farmer with Kiva.org, and Brian shows off a hot, tiny lightbulb.
Goalmine.com enables users to purchase mutual funds as a gift for as little as $25 plus a $2.95 fulfillment fee. Larry Magid talks with its co-founder about the service.
Microplace.com now has microloans that pay investors 5 percent so you can do good and do well at the same time. Funds help low-income entrepreneurs in developing countries.
We get practical jokes, world philanthropy, and multiple monitors all packed into one episode.
Intel's chairman Craig Barrett and Cisco CEO John Chambers see tech as the key to eliminating poverty throughout the world.
In an article in this week's New Yorker, James Surowiecki ("The Wisdom of Crowds") scrutinizes the effectiveness of microloans in bolstering the economies of developing countries.
Takkle tool helps high school athletes create player and team profiles. Also: iWidgets adds funding and Facebook app NetworkedBlogs reaches 700,000 installs.
In addition to announcing a year of growth that resulted in a milestone of one million paid customer accounts, the company is set to debut a new software product.