Be a Kiva Lender

I’m one, and you can be too: kiva.org/invitedby/ferdi3084

From Kiva‘s “About Us” page , 24 February 2012:

We are 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. Learn more about how it works.

Continuing with Kiva’s “About Us” page , 24 February 2012:

Since Kiva was founded in 2005:

  • 693,872 Kiva lenders
  • $288 million in loans
  • 98.91% Repayment rate

We work with:

  • 147 Field Partners
  • 450 volunteers around the world
  • 61 different countries

More metrics and stats >

Why we do what we do

We envision a world where all people – even in the most remote areas of the globe – hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.

We believe providing safe, affordable access to capital to those in need helps people create better lives for themselves and their families.

How we do it

Making a loan on Kiva is so simple that you may not realize how much work goes on behind the scenes.

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.

Learn more about how it works.

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