Colonial Capital & Kiva

As from January 18th 2012, we take $25 from every sale made and place it in an account with Kiva. You can find details regarding this at

You are welcome to make other loans via the Kiva platform. If you would like to make a further contribution just click "make a loan" under Latest Activity.

About Kiva

Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.

Kiva was born of the following beliefs:

  • People are by nature generous, and will help others if given the opportunity to do so in a transparent, accountable way.
  • The poor are highly motivated and can be very successful when given an opportunity.
  • By connecting people we can create relationships beyond financial transactions, and build a global community expressing support and encouragement of one another.

Kiva promotes:

  • Dignity: Kiva encourages partnership relationships as opposed to benefactor relationships. Partnership relationships are characterized by mutual dignity and respect.
  • Accountability: Loans encourage more accountability than donations where repayment is not expected.
  • Transparency: The Kiva website is an open platform where communication can flow freely around the world.

Latest Kiva Statistics as at February 7th 2014

Total value of all loans made through Kiva: $525,705,475
Number of Kiva Users: 1,581,855
Number of countries represented by Kiva Lenders: 216
Number of entrepreneurs that have received a loan through Kiva: 1,231,421
Number of loans that have been funded through Kiva: 664,943
Percentage of Kiva loans which have been made to women entrepreneurs: 80.49%
Number of Kiva Field Partners (microfinance institutions Kiva partners with): 240
Number of countries Kiva Field Partners are located in: 73
Current repayment rate (all partners): 98.96%
Average loan size (This is the average amount loaned to an individual Kiva Entrepreneur. Some loans - group loans - are divided between a group of borrowers.): $414.42
Average total amount loaned per Kiva Lender (includes reloaned funds): $259.07
Average number of loans per Kiva Lender: 10.23

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