KIVA Website Research

Did you discover anything that surprised you?

Is there anything you noticed on the website that you would like to share with the rest of the class?

Approximately how many loans are available? How much money do most of the loans need?

What is the typical size of a loan made?

What areas of the world are some of the entrepreneurs from?

Go to the risk link at the bottom of the page. Read about how KIVA determines risk for the following categories. What does KIVA look at to decide the level of risk in each of these categories? Can you think of one of the C’s of lending that relates to any of these categories?

1. Entrepreneur Risk

2. Field Partners Risk

3. Country Risk