Kiva  is a philanthropic microlending organization that lets you give small loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world. In reading about it, I fell in love with this idea. Basically, you can lend (or you can donate) money to businesses (micro-business) in a developing nation. Read their about page  for more information.
All of the loans so far have been with businesses in Uganda and in the amount of $500 (there are a few $300 loans) but currently there are ZERO businesses in need of funding! Well, if they find some more businesses in need, I hope to lend $100 and look forward to my new life as a venture capitalist. 🙂