Feb 8, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
By Camille Ricketts
Another amazing milestone -- thanks to you!



That's right! Since its inception a mere 7 years ago, Kiva has helped serve up more than $400 million in loans to borrowers around the world. That's 524,572 loans making the world a better place for 971,438 borrowers with 99% repayment rate. An incredible achievement -- that we owe entirely to you, our lenders. 

Exactly how much is $400 million? We're glad you asked. It's approximately the same as:
  • 114 million Starbucks lattes.
  • 130 million gallons of gas in the U.S.
  • 571 million packages of M&Ms.
In short, we applaud you! On behalf of our staff, our partners and our borrowers, thank you so much for your generous support.

Now let's see about getting to that $1 billion mark...


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I Redemptus Mailau was living in Indonesia and West Kalimantan Ketapang Barley Hulu, my Dayak tribe and have children in foster care who need money or dayak education funding dallar 1000 About a month. Meraka there are 10 children insured. mudaha I hope there are donors who could help us. Thank you.

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Camille brings her passion for storytelling to Kiva, where she helps create and curate online content. A longtime journalist, she started her career reporting on arts and culture for the Wall Street Journal in London and New York. In 2008, she joined San Francisco-based blog VentureBeat, writing about  green technology, policy and finance. Most recently, she worked in public relations for electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors. Outside of work, Camille volunteers as a web designer for maternal health nonprofit Saving Mothers. She holds a B.A. in women's history from Stanford University, where she also served as editor in chief of The Stanford Daily.

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