I usually try to spread my loans among different countries, but this month I've concentrated on Tajikistan. It's a country I knew hardly anything about, but just this week, I read this From Our Own Correspondent account of the terrible winter they're having. I know the loans I'm contributing to will be of little help in the current situation, but perhaps they may be a small step towards a better future for the people involved.
When I first looked at the list of loans to be funded, this mobile phone salesman from Lebanon came up and I was amazed at the range of countries the lenders came from. The Internet really gives Kiva a worldwide presence.
Also, on a lighter note, who cannot love a frog the size of a slightly squashed beach-ball.