TripAdvisor teams with microlender Kiva
Travel website TripAdvisor has launched a partnership with the nonprofit Kiva connecting travelers with borrowers in countries the travelers have visited.
Kiva said it works to end poverty around the world by connecting people through microlending. Thousands of borrowers in 66 countries are listed on Kiva, including a farmer in Peru, and a fisherman in Indonesia, officials said. Lenders read about borrowers on Kiva.org and choose which ones to support with a loan of $25 or more.
Through the partnership, when a traveler reviews a hotel, vacation rental, restaurant or attraction in a Kiva-supported country on one of TripAdvisor’s English-language sites, that reviewer is eligible to make a $25 micoloan to a recipient in that country...