Kiva Lending Team: IBM
Category: Businesses
Team URL: http://www.kiva.org/team/ibm
About us: Employees of IBM who care to make a difference by funding unique ideas and activities through loans.
Check out: www.ibm.com
Team Since: Sep 21, 2008

Kiva Lending Team: IBM

Category: Businesses

Team URL: http://www.kiva.org/team/ibm

About us: Employees of IBM who care to make a difference by funding unique ideas and activities through loans.

Check out: www.ibm.com

Team Since: Sep 21, 2008

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Today you can help someone escape poverty by trying out microlending platform Kiva, and it won’t cost you a dime. Go to kiva.org/free where Reid Hoffman has put up $1 million of his money to let 40,000 people give $25 microloans to help those in need start farms and general stores that can support their families. The Kiva Free Trials program hopes to introduce people to the positive impact of microfinance philanthropy, and get them to lend their own money next time.

Visit kiva.org/free To Microlend $1 Million of Reid Hoffman’s Money | TechCrunch

Today you can help someone escape poverty by trying out microlending platform Kiva, and it won’t cost you a dime. Go to kiva.org/free where Reid Hoffman has put up $1 million of his money to let 40,000 people give $25 microloans to help those in need start farms and general stores that can support their families. The Kiva Free Trials program hopes to introduce people to the positive impact of microfinance philanthropy, and get them to lend their own money next time.

How Kiva Works

How Kiva Works from Kiva on Vimeo.

Follow the story of a Kiva loan through Pedro, a farmer who gets a loan through Kiva.org and transforms his business.

1: Make a Loan

You make a loan on Kiva. All Kiva loans are made possible by our Field Partners, who vet, administer, and disburse each loan. More

2: Get updates

Throughout the life of the loan, you will see progress updates from Kiva through your email, and if you come back to the site.

3: Get paid back

As the borrower repays the loan, the money becomes available in your account. This is called your Kiva Credit

4: Repeat

You can now use it to fund another loan, donate it to Kiva, or withdraw it to spend on something else.