Talk about a partnership made in heaven! Purveyors of all things made with love, Etsy have recently joined forces with microfinance pioneers Kiva to offer a special range of loans and endorsements. The collaboration will focus particularly on encouraging artisans and crafty types the world over to grow their own small businesses. Like all Kiva sponsorships, every cent you lend will be invested to help secure sustainable incomes for individuals, families and communities, with the added bonuses of helping to preserve traditional crafts, keeping local cultures alive, and supporting direct market trading. Visit the special Etsy & Kiva page to see borrowers and projects awaiting sponsorship.