Kiva.org is a website that enables people to make micro-loans (usually in the amount of 25 dollars) to others in countries such as Kenya, Colombia, and Armenia, to name a few, so that the borrowers may finance such things as sending their children to school, buying agricultural supplies, or starting a business. Charities and NGOs on the ground in these countries work with the clients on applying for a micro-loan and repaying it.
The Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious team, which as of this writing is 21,690 strong, is to date THE all-time biggest lending team on Kiva, having supplied $7,788,275 in micro-loans. The team’s motto is “We care about the suffering of human beings”. Not only is the team more than twice as big as the next biggest team, Kiva Christians, it has provided about 3 million more dollars in loans than Kiva Christians (both teams were began in August 2008).
As of right now, Kiva is offering a trial to new members, who get $25 free to donate as a micro-loan.