“It was the idea that maybe we can’t change the world, but if we could change the life of just one person it would matter."
- Premal Shah, CEO and Kiva co-founder
Kiva is an international non-profit organisation, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.
It allows people to lend money to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries. The loans are generally small, but they are enough to make an impact in the lives of people overlooked by traditional lenders around the world. For entrepreneurs in the U.S., 72% of respondents to a Kiva survey reported an increase in business revenue after getting a loan, and of those, 40% said revenue doubled. On top of this, an average of 1.2 jobs were created for every Kiva loan.
Improving the lives of individuals remains at the core of Kiva’s mission as they celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
If you'd like to support someone in need through a Kiva loan, you can find them here: www.kiva.org
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