i'm in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club listening to Dr. Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank & winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. while i was listening, i thought i'd login to Kiva.org and make a few microfinance loans in real-time.
as i made the loans, i noticed Kiva is using Beacon to share info about the loans i'd just made on Facebook. that's cool :)
Here's the Facebook screenshot showing the new Beacon opt-in user notification:
And here's the screenshot showing the Kiva microloan stories published in my Mini-Feed:
While i'm talking about microfinance, i should also mention another organization i'm involved with called Unitus, that also does amazing work in the field. Kiva works with individual borrowers, while Unitus works with microfinance institutions to help provide financial capital & management expertise.