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http://www.kiva.org/

Kiva is 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.

Kiva works with microfinance institutions on five continents to provide loans to people without access to traditional banking systems. One hundred percent of your loan is sent to these microfinance institutions, which we call Field Partners, who administer the loans in the field.

Kiva relies on a world wide network of over 450 volunteers who work with our Field Partners, edit and translate borrower stories, and ensure the smooth operation of countless other Kiva programs.

Since Kiva was founded in 2005:

  • 825,028 Kiva lenders
  • $346 million in loans
  • 98.93% Repayment rate

Kiva team works with:

  • 167 Field Partners
  • 450 volunteers around the world
  • 63 different countries