Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Kiva envision a world where all people - even in the most remote areas of the globe - hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others. Making a loan on Kiva is so simple that you may not realize how much work goes on behind the scenes. Kiva makes a difference.
The Venus Project proposes an alternative vision of what the future can be if we apply what we already know in order to achieve a sustainable new world civilization. Anything less will result in a continuation of the same catalogue of problems inherent in today's world. Today many people believe what is needed is a higher sense of ethical standards and the enactment of international laws to assure a sustainable global society. Beyond Poverty, Politics and War.