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A World of Small Businesses

Rollover the collage to learn more about some of Kiva's loan recipients. Find out where they are from and how they are using the money.

Kiva: Facts At A Glance
Company founded: October 2005
First loan recipient: Elizabeth Omalla, in Uganda; $500 for a fish-mongering business.
Participating countries: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Bulgaria, Palestine, Mexico, Cambodia, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Senegal, Samoa, Ghana
Number of micro-finance partners: 15
Number of individuals loaning online: 5,717
Loan amount raised online: $522,750
Average amount loaned by each lender: $80
Number of loans dispensed: 963
Average loan repayment record: 100 percent
Average loan request per business: $560
Average repayment time: 9 to 12 months
Future plans: By the end of 2006, Kiva plans to expand to Moldova, India, Nigeria, Mozambique, plus three additional countries. The expansion will incorporate 9 new partner organizations.

This page was updated October 31, 2006.