Kiva

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Report | 2 years ago
Early expiration - small extra charge to use still valid (unexpired) value of $25.
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Report | 3 years ago
Although lending through Kiva is meant to benefit those in need of a hand up, I always find it benefits those of us doing the lending too. How can it not make you feel wonderful when you are able to help someone lift their own lives out of poverty?
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Report | 3 years ago
Lots of choice to help wonderful people!
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Report | 3 years ago
It's a great cause!
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Report | 3 years ago
The idea is simply brilliant. We add to our donation fund each year and this year supported over 20 people.
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Report | 3 years ago
Wonderful concept and the website is well organized and easy to use. Love that you can read about each person and help someone you connect with.
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Report | 3 years ago
awesome
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Report | 3 years ago
Thank you for partnering with groupon. I feel I am able to lend to one more person with this offer. The unhappy thing is that I could not use the second voucher without being charged. I will try again and contact groupon if it doesn't go through.
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Report | 3 years ago
This helped me lend for the 22nd and 23rd time. It's a small but meaningful way to change somebody's life.
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It's a wonderful idea
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From Our Editors

Kiva started small. In April 2005, founders Matt Flannery and Jessica Jackley funded seven Kiva loans, totaling $3,500, to entrepreneurs across the globe. By September, all seven borrowers had repaid in full. With this success in hand, Flannery and Jackley expanded, transforming Kiva into a full-fledged nonprofit, operating under the belief that a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference in alleviating poverty. And also that there were people who wanted to lend money to underserved people they'd never met. All it took was establishing a link.

Now more than one million lenders have funded more than $600 million worth of loans to people in even the most remote areas of 80 countries to build businesses, fund home construction, and pay for school tuition. When lenders fund $25 microloans on the website, field partners distribute that money to highly motivated, low-income borrowers in developing areas. Once their efforts come to fruition, the borrowers repay the capital—at an average repayment rate of more than 98%—giving lenders the opportunity to relend to a different project.

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