MicroPlace is a social business owned by eBay. It focuses on microfinance loans sent via the internet, utilizing PayPal, allowing users to choose specific lending clients and businesses and loan them money over a designated period of time. Unlike competitor Kiva, investments are returned to the lendee with interest.
Microplace's stated mission is to alleviate global poverty by offering investments that enable loans to hardworking poor people.
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|Jul 18, 2012||Venture Beat - eBay earnings call meets high expectations largely thanks to PayPal|
|Sep 12, 2011||Fast Company - MicroPlace Makes It Easy To Invest In--And Make Money From--Organizations Doing Good|
|Dec 17, 2010||CNet - Goalmine lets you give the gift of mutual funds (podcast) - CNET|
|Apr 16, 2009||CNet - A little microlending goes a long way - CNET|
|Oct 15, 2008||TechCrunch - Help Eliminate Poverty, Make a Microloan to An Entrepreneur|
|May 20, 2008||CNet - eBay to unveil fair-trade marketplace - CNET|
|Apr 20, 2008||Ars Technica - eBay's Skype: what went wrong, and who can fix it|
|Feb 27, 2008||Psychohistory - Karl Wiley Joins Motif as President of US Operations|
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