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Give Microloans Through Kiva For Free, Courtesy Of LinkedIn’s Founder

Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn and a major venture capitalist, just made giving microloans to entrepreneurs in developing countries a whole lot easier. Anyone who wants to try microlending service Kiva can now give out $25 on the website without paying a thing, thanks to a $1 million loan from Hoffman. There are still over 11,000 free trials left.

Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn and a major venture capitalist, just made giving microloans to entrepreneurs in developing countries a whole lot easier. Anyone who wants to try microlending service Kiva can now give out $25 on the website without paying a thing, thanks to a $1 million loan from Hoffman. There are still over 11,000 free trials left.

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more

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