As part of the week's focus on microfinance documentaries, I thought I would round up a couple of documentaries on Kiva. Kiva.org is web 2.0 applied to microfinance. Internet users can browse through entrepreneurs' profiles and decide who to make a loan to, starting with lending as little as $25. It's quite a neat concept and a lot of fun. Anway, the main documentary for this post is called "Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance" - its a fantastic piece of data visualization which shows the flow of microfinance loans around the world on Kiva's network.
Also worth watching are:
-How Kiva Works
-What Did They Do With My $25 Loan?
-A Fistful Of Dollars
Visit Kiva.org and get involved yourself:
Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance from Kiva on Vimeo.
Finance Documentaries: http://www.financedocumentaries.com/2011/10/microfinance-kiva.html