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Pioneering online microfinance since 2005.

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Project Twitter: @Kiva

  • Economic Empowerment
  • Social Software
  • Internet
  • Data

Kiva is the pioneer of online microfinance. It provides safe, affordable access to capital for those in need, and in the most remote areas of the world, so they can build better lives for themselves and their families. Since its foundation in 2005 it has allowed more than one million people to give $550 million in loans, starting from as little as $25, to those without access to traditional banking, in 76 countries, with a 99% repayment rate. It works with 450 volunteers and a network of micro finance institutions globally.

Last updated: 09th of May, 2014

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