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How a laptop changed Jean Pierre's life

Jean Pierre from Rwanda had never used a laptop before he received his loan.

Microfinance in Timor-Leste: Why KIF is travelling 8 hours to reach borrowers

Most of Timor still lack access to basic financial services and KIF fills a vital role in closing that margin. With 22 total branches, KIF has a footprint in every district, one of the few local organizations that cover the breadth of the country.

How Kiva lenders are creating jobs in northern Ghana

Everyone who becomes a borrower through iDE Ghana’s Sama Sama Toilet program wants to buy a toilet structure - the very first toilet to ever grace their home. Amazingly, 100% of these borrowers have gotten funded by Kiva lenders, a fantastic statistic!