Many of us at the Kiva DO, on MilePoint and on Kiva Friends, among other places have expressed worried and sometimes consternation about these loans. The very first one: http://www.kiva.org/partners/212 http://www.kiva.org/lend/426323 generated lots of commentary. Kiva has new nearly completed an additional disclosure document for the borrower (Martin Canning) and Field Partner Barefoot Power (actually they are called a Tanzania Field Partner but they have no direct business there and are an Australian solar equipment manufacturer). With that additional information it seems we need a new thread to deal specifically with such issues, beginning with Barefoot Power/ Martin Canning. There are more new Field partners which will have similar issues, although most of them will ahev much smaller loans than does Barefoot Power http://www.kiva.org/partners/218 Strathmore University, Kenya http://www.kiva.org/partners/210 Mobile Transactions (MTZ) Zambia http://www.kiva.org/partners/229 Entrepreneurs du Monde, Burkina Faso So, as there are more of these added we can here ask the questions and provide the answers that will help all of us to be more productive. We can expect that we'll have lots of discussion here from Kiva people, Kiva Friends and everyone who cares to participate.