Kiva Loans that change lives - please join us


Kiva Loans that change lives - please join us

Kiva's mission is to connect people through micro-lending to empower individuals and unique entrepreneurs in the developing world. Current activity 77 members and 66 loans in total of $1775

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Latest Activity: May 21, 2011

We Let You Loan to the Working Poor

Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world.

The people you see on Kiva's site are real individuals in need of funding - not marketing material. When you browse entrepreneurs' profiles on the site, choose someone to lend to, and then make a loan, you are helping a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates and track repayments. Then, when you get your loan money back, you can relend to someone else in need.

Kiva partners with existing expert microfinance institutions. In doing so, we gain access to outstanding entrepreneurs from impoverished communities world-wide. Our partners are experts in choosing qualified entrepreneurs. That said, they are usually short on funds. Through Kiva, our partners upload their entrepreneur profiles directly to the site so you can lend to them. When you do, not only do you get a unique experience connecting to a specific entrepreneur on the other side of the planet, but our microfinance partners can do more of what they do, more efficiently.

Kiva provides a data-rich, transparent lending platform. We are constantly working to make the system more transparent to show how money flows throughout the entire cycle, and what effect it has on the people and institutions lending it, borrowing it, and managing it along the way. To do this, we are using the power of the internet to facilitate one-to-one connections that were previously prohibitively expensive. Child sponsorship has always been a high overhead business. Kiva creates a similar interpersonal connection at much lower costs due to the instant, inexpensive nature of internet delivery. The individuals featured on our website are real people who need a loan and are waiting for socially-minded individuals like you to lend them money.

By joining Kiva and lending relatively small amounts you will have HUGE impact on people like Mohammad Halam from Kabul, Afghanistan

Mohammad Halam is very happy now when we went and ask he about his business he was really very strong in his business, he said I complete my wishes to further life and business, now he attracted more customers and developed his business and expand his inventory stock and some thing important is making enlarge his shop and he can repay the loan very well, when we ask he, would like to containing his partner ship he said yes for the next loan I can open anther shop at end he thank again from those that helped he in this process

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Started by Wael. Last reply by Wael Oct 23, 2008. 3 Replies

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Comment by ABED MALHAS on May 21, 2011 at 9:31pm

Nobel Prize 4 Children;

The addition of children to Nobel; It will take a moment of your time but will impact for a lifetime; please send Emails to;; to include NOBEL PRIZE 4 CHILDREN; Imagine the great positive effect- to all World children-student-university-education- culture-innovation-education outlet-industry-media-etc.  & all humanity; let us all join to bring this beautiful concept to reality; CASA ( 9680  Member / 155 Country & growing ); Imagine a million child  from UR country or globally; 2 send  emails in one day ( they will be at Guinness World records; Please in any event U do try 2 have an internet corner 4 people 2 debate & send   emails 2 Nobel committee supporting the idea of - NOBEL PRIZE 4 CHILDREN;

Comment by ABED MALHAS on May 21, 2011 at 9:31pm


dear friend my lady   I am honored 2 ,TK U 4 UR positive energy ,support , LOVE 2 ART , children ,humanity & CREATION ,


let US Enhance, Tolerance, Cooperation, Understanding, Acceptance, World Peace ,Confidence ,,Recognition ,Human Rights ,Cultural Enrichment ,Positive Globalization - Love & Help the less fortunate - Love & Protect the Environment;

METHOD CASA is initiating six GLOBAL NEW concepts;

- ART OLYMPIC ( equivalent 2 Sport Olympic )



- CASA ( care and share art ) GLOBAL TOURING EXH.



please inform the leaders of  UR country  , children; students; schools; academics; artists; museum; gallery; art outlets; sponsors; decision maker; celebrity; media; industry; etc.

it will benefit U , them , UR  country & the World
Comment by Chuck on December 16, 2008 at 7:47pm
Loans that change lives - spread the word:
Be A Kiva loaner
Kalabi gets his Kiva loan in 5 days
Comment by Amarax on December 5, 2008 at 3:25am
A friend of mine really needs help. How does he get a Kiva Loan?
Comment by Roni Segoly on October 26, 2008 at 4:28pm
but still it is a long process
Comment by myron joshua on October 25, 2008 at 8:05pm
The Israel Free Loan Association ( might be an organization that could be a partner organization for a project to help Ethiopians looking for seed money. They have a lot of experience in regenerating loans.
Comment by Yigal D. Kahana on October 24, 2008 at 9:07pm
I see. There was one in Gaza that was closed with a 57% default rate.
None in Israel.
It would take at least two years to set up and require a minimum of 1000 lendees!
A formidable barrier to entry...
Comment by Yigal D. Kahana on October 24, 2008 at 8:58pm
Cool..thanks Antonia!

Really good things are rarely easy....

I'll take a look and see what the deal is.
Comment by Antonia on October 24, 2008 at 8:39pm
Hi Yigal,
This is the link to know more about Field Partners - it is not that easy.... :-/
Comment by Yigal D. Kahana on October 24, 2008 at 8:31pm
Can we start one? Who should I call?
Sounds like a project....

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