Innovative micro-lending organization, Kiva, announced a new aspect to their service: You can now make micro-loans to entrepreneurs right here in the UNited States, not just internationally, as they've been doing since since 2005. You can read more about how Kiva works here, but it's hard to argue with the incredibly high repayment rate they've had for their international lending. With the economy in as big a mess here as most of us have seen in our lifetimes, I'm thrilled Kiva is expanding its work to include home-grown entrepreneurs. Not every business calls for VC funding...good thing, that...and Kiva is there to let us help those businesses. Check out more info in these posts at Tech Crunch and BlogHer.