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Last modified: January 27, 2014, 9:31 PM
Called the "hottest non-profit on the planet" by FORTUNE magazine and a Top 50 Website by TIME, Kiva (www.kiva.org) is the world's first personal micro-lending marketplace with a mission of alleviating global poverty by connecting people through micro-lending. In just 8 years, Kiva has raised over $480 million for more than 900,000 borrowers in 73 countries. Kiva combines the culture and approach of an internet start-up with an intense focus on serving the borrower-to-lender connection. Kiva is poised to take its initial success to a whole new level -- targeting $1 billion in loans by 2017 and expanding into new areas (e.g. student loans, water, mobile, etc.). Headquartered in San Francisco, Kiva's team has 100+ employees and over 500 volunteers worldwide.
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