“[Kiva is] a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
Since Kiva was founded in 2005:
- 1,384,929 Kiva lenders
- $811,470,200in loans
- 98.40% repayment rate
[KIVA] work[s] with:
- 304 Field Partners
- 450 volunteers around the world
- 83 different countries”
How Kiva Works: The Story of a Kiva Loan.
Note: As with any loan, there is a risk of it not being paid back. See Kiva’s Website for full informaotion.