Kiva's is an established non-profit whose mission it is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world. My wife and I absolutely love this organization and the good work they facilitate around the world. You can view our lender page here if you would like to. Also, there is a Give Green: Environmental Loans group which we joined up with too. Kinda fun to specifically invest in these types of eco ventures. It is easy for anyone to afford a loan with $25 minimum.