Visit kiva.org/free To Microlend $1 Million of Reid Hoffman’s Money

Visit kiva.org/free To Microlend $1 Million of Reid Hoffman’s Money

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Today you can help someone escape poverty by trying out microlending platform Kiva, and it won’t cost you a dime. Go to kiva.org/free where Reid Hoffman has put up $1 million of his money to let 40,000 people give $25 microloans to help those in need start farms and general...
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