Kiva...I just love Kiva! http://www.kiva.org/ Microloans
This is how it works. You 'invest' $25 in a group of your choice - your choice of gender, country, business, horticulture, jewelry makers, shopkeepers, farmers, taxi drivers, and the list goes on - they pay you back with a bit of interest. You take your interest and your original $25 paid back to you, and 'invest' more, and more. I have a little, but my little $25(+$10) has done a lot for 5 groups of women from all over the world. I like that! I have invested $35 and my $35 has translated to $125 to five ambitious groups, and I still have $7.08 in my 'kitty' to add money to, or just wait until it grows to $25 again, to reinvest . I have never had so much reward from such a small amount of money than this little venture I stumbled upon about a year and half ago. Highly recommended..
Ecquador - Animal Sales - new investment, Jan.10/10.
Peru - Retail groceries and meat and store supplies, paid back in full
Tanzania - Food market, paid back in full
Pakistan - Jewelry making supplies, paid back in full
Dominican Republic - Food sales, paid back in full
Inspirational isn't it?