Kiva.org, the non-profit people-to-people microlending organization, is rolling out an open-source API platform for techies interested in building tools and new applications for the microfinance/microlending community. Kiva wants ‘build.kiva.org’ to become a hub for socially-minded developers who want a make a difference in the world (and create cool applications).
Here’s a list of the current APIs. Kiva advises that they are going to add more. Some examples of data developers can access through the API include:
Kiva even makes some suggestions to developers of several products that could be built from the API. Here are a few, but you can access all of the ideas through the Kiva developer’s Wiki.