Great Visualizations #2: Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance

Kiva is one of the leading microfinance organizations and the visualization of their loans over time is stunning

Kiva, one of the leading microfinance organizations has been making microloans available worldwide since 2005 and in that time 620,000 lenders have made loans 615,000 borrowers.

Just today, as of writing, Kiva can boast a repayment rate of 98.96%with $2,552,350 loaned this week. That money was in 33,465 loans, roughly one every 8 seconds. But the Kiva system started slowly and it's growth, visualized as points moving from lender to borrower and back again, over the first six years is astounding. 

Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance from Kiva on Vimeo.

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