Today marks the beta launch of our first matching loan fund. For a limited time, this fund will match, dollar for dollar, the amounts lent manually by individual Zidisha members. For lenders, this means double the impact for each dollar lent. For borrowers, this means that loan applications that meet the quality standards necessary to attract bids from individual lenders are more likely to raise the full amount needed. Our first matching loan fund is made possible by a generous contribution from Yun-Fang Juan, the creator of Facebook Ads and active supporter of game-changing financial services startups.