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(KSL News) It started as a simple idea, and now a new Web site is helping people across the world
Kiva.org is a Web site that connects entrepreneurs in different countries with people willing to make loans as small as $25.
The loans allow those unable to make enough money to start businesses and provide for their families.
Jessica Jackley Flannery is the co-founder of Kiva. She says, "I feel really compelled to change this and to reach out to them so that one day things can be different."
Nearly $2 million worth of loans have been distributed since Kiva launched and most are woman helping woman.
For more information on Kiva, go to the related link.