Here are some stats and info from Kiva's website...
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.
Since Kiva was founded in 2005:
811,030 Kiva lenders $341 million in loans 98.97% Repayment rate
We work with:
164 Field Partners 450 volunteers around the world 63 different countries
Here is a video from the Kiva website that I think explains what Kiva does exceptionally well!
Kiva gives people around the globe the opportunity to help one another using small means. Sometimes it doesn't take millions of dollars to change someone's forever. As you can see a $25 donation can work miracles. Kiva is an organization we believe in here at Simply Ali and have used successfully in the past.
If you decide to loan money to a small business via Kiva you will be happy to know that 100% of your donation goes straight to the person you want to give it to. Neither Kiva nor their field partners take a cut.
If you would like to make a loan through Kiva go HERE
Times are tough and if you don't have the money to give but think Kiva is an organization worth helping there are other ways to help!
Jobs at Kiva
Volunteer with Kiva
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