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Kiva.org Event Title Presentation Date Speaker’s Name
First loans made in Uganda, 2005
Introduction to Microfinance Half the world lives on <$2/day Microfinance is the provision of financial services to the po...
“ Kiva in a Box”: The Big Picture
The Traditional Microfinance Lending Process Banks and NGOs <ul><li>Microfinance institutions typically get the money that...
How Kiva works Internet Lender Online marketplace Local Partner (MFI) Entrepreneur Money Information
Online lending platform <ul><li>Kiva.org is a website which allows you to lend to an entrepreneur who needs a loan </li></...
www.kiva.org <ul><li>The Kiva website lists loan requests which you  can  browse , just like  browsing items on eBay  or a...
www.kiva.org Size of the loan and status Summary of the business and loan, including when it is expected to be paid back  ...
www.kiva.org The business page also shows you all of the other people around the world who are contributing to this loan
Expanding to over 54 countries Mexico Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua Haiti Dominican Republic Samoa Ecuador Peru Bolivia Par...
Where are we today? Please update with latest statistics from  kiva.org
Yenku: Sierra Leone Yenku Sesay is a 30 year old  Sierra Leonean In 2006 rebel soldiers cut off his  hands as punishment f...
Yenku Sesay: Survival to Success Yenku was approached by a  microfinance institution The microfinance institution encourag...
How can you help? <ul><li>Invite your friends to join Kiva </li></ul><ul><li>- Using Kiva’s Invitation System </li></ul><u...
Questions ?
www.kiva.org Loans that Change Lives
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  1. 1. Kiva.org Event Title Presentation Date Speaker’s Name
  2. 2. First loans made in Uganda, 2005
  3. 3. Introduction to Microfinance Half the world lives on <$2/day Microfinance is the provision of financial services to the poor Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. What if he knows how to fish, but just can’t afford a fishing net?
  4. 4. “ Kiva in a Box”: The Big Picture
  5. 5. The Traditional Microfinance Lending Process Banks and NGOs <ul><li>Microfinance institutions typically get the money that they lend, from banks or non-governmental organizations, or both </li></ul><ul><li>This can be expensive , as it is often borrowed with interest </li></ul><ul><li>There may also be difficult application procedures to access debt capital from non-governmental organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Some organizations can even find themselves shut out due to the region they operate in, particularly post-conflict regions </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictions that microfinance institutions face ultimately affect the entrepreneurs, who rely on microfinance institutions to serve them </li></ul>Microfinance Institutions Entrepreneurs
  6. 6. How Kiva works Internet Lender Online marketplace Local Partner (MFI) Entrepreneur Money Information
  7. 7. Online lending platform <ul><li>Kiva.org is a website which allows you to lend to an entrepreneur who needs a loan </li></ul><ul><li>Through Kiva, you loan as little as $25 to an entrepreneur at 0% interest </li></ul>
  8. 8. www.kiva.org <ul><li>The Kiva website lists loan requests which you can browse , just like browsing items on eBay or another website </li></ul>
  9. 9. www.kiva.org Size of the loan and status Summary of the business and loan, including when it is expected to be paid back Information on the microfinance institution which is managing the loan on the ground Picture of the entrepreneur Description of the business and what the loan will be used for
  10. 10. www.kiva.org The business page also shows you all of the other people around the world who are contributing to this loan
  11. 11. Expanding to over 54 countries Mexico Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua Haiti Dominican Republic Samoa Ecuador Peru Bolivia Paraguay Senegal Sierra Leone Cote d’Ivoire Ghana Togo Nigeria Cameroon DRC Mozambique Tanzania Kenya Uganda South Sudan Indonesia Vietnam Cambodia Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Tajikistan Lebanon Gaza Iraq Azerbaijan Ukraine Moldova Bosnia Bulgaria
  12. 12. Where are we today? Please update with latest statistics from kiva.org
  13. 13. Yenku: Sierra Leone Yenku Sesay is a 30 year old Sierra Leonean In 2006 rebel soldiers cut off his hands as punishment for voting When he was 21 years old, Yenku was a double amputee, whose only prospects were begging in the streets of Freetown
  14. 14. Yenku Sesay: Survival to Success Yenku was approached by a microfinance institution The microfinance institution encouraged Yenku to take a loan of 300,000 Leones (about $100) to start a small business Yenku sold soap, biscuits and small items for a small profit As Yenku made a profit, he reinvested it into the business Yenku now supports his family of three children, and even pays for his younger brother’s schools fees
  15. 15. How can you help? <ul><li>Invite your friends to join Kiva </li></ul><ul><li>- Using Kiva’s Invitation System </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kiva.org/do-more </li></ul><ul><li>2) Join an existing Lending Team </li></ul><ul><li>- Use the message board to engage members </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kiva.org/community </li></ul><ul><li>3) Start your own Lending Team </li></ul><ul><li>- Use the “Lending Team Playbook” to help grow your team </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kiva.org/do-more/playbook </li></ul><ul><li>4) Use Social Media to help spread the word </li></ul><ul><li>- Facebook (>60K fans) </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.facebook.com/kiva </li></ul><ul><li>- Twitter (>340K followers) </li></ul><ul><li> http://twitter.com/kiva </li></ul><ul><li>- LinkedIn (>10K members) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=groups_giving_kiva </li></ul>
  16. 16. Questions ?
  17. 17. www.kiva.org Loans that Change Lives

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