For anybody thinking of making donations to Kiva, now is a good time. There is a lot going on now, with new countries coming (India is taking a lot of extra effort, for example) and new enhancements to help us lend more easily, help Field Partners manage their reporting better and many other things. I have just contributed $3237.60 to help defray costs for attendance at the Skoll World Forum by three Kiva people. http://skollworldforum.org/ This has been a very effective place for social entrepreneurs to share experiences and learn how to be more effective. If anybody would like to join me in doing that please post here after you make your donation. It would be nice to help us track our help in ways other than making loans.