Kiva: Bill Clinton Explains Kiva.org
Kiva.org is billed as "Loans that change lives..." I love the idea of being able to loan small sums (microloans/microcredit) as an individually, or as a collective, to specific entrepreneurs in developing countries. This empowers individuals and sometimes entire villages in some of the poorest areas of the world to run businesses and lift themselves out of poverty.
Here's something that you can do as an individual to help. Will you?