Empower People with Micro Loans: KIVA

ABOUT KIVA

from: https://www.kiva.org/about

“[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”

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How Kiva Works: The Story of a Kiva Loan.

From: https://www.kiva.org/about/how

 

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Note: As with any loan, there is a risk of it not being paid back. See Kiva’s Website for full informaotion.

 

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