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For lenders, Kiva Zip works in much the same way as Kiva. We browse loan profiles and choose someone whom we want to support; and we get our money back as our borrowers repay. But with Kiva Zip, there are two key differences:
Loans can be as small as $5 (compared to $25 for a normal Kiva loan).(In mid-2015 this changed to $25 minimum)
- Lenders can exchange messages directly with borrowers via the 'Conversations' tab on any loan.
As a dog lover, I chose to lend $5 to 'Pennye: The Big Bad Woof', a store that sells organic, holistic food for companion animals. They work with local farmers to purchase chicken frames, lamb bones etc, thus creating a market for leftovers that would otherwise be discarded.
Have you already used Kiva Zip? If so, what did you think of it?
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