While all Field Partners working with Kiva have a strong social mission, some go further by specifically including poverty alleviation as part of their guiding principles.

To that end, Kiva seeks out Field Partners who target poorer populations despite the added costs and difficulties. Providing financial and non-financial services to poorer populations can often be challenging, and microfinance institutions must work hard to stay true to their mission. Serving the very poor can be riskier, more expensive and quite burdensome to implement in a sustainable manner. Some institutions pursue sustainability by serving individuals at different poverty levels in order to diversify their portfolio.

Field Partners can target poverty in different ways, including selecting geographic locations such as rural villages or urban slums where the population is poorer than the general population. Other options for reaching poorer populations may include utilizing poverty assessment tools with each new borrower, and/or offering products and services in a manner that attracts poorer borrowers (such as small loan sizes, uncollateralized loans, and solidarity groups). Because implementing these services and methodologies can be costly, Kiva’s lenders offer no interest, risk tolerant capital to our Field Partners to encourage their efforts.

Field Partners who reach deeper into poor populations to serve their unique needs are awarded the Anti-Poverty Focus badge by Kiva.

121 field partners with this badge
Manuela Ramos / CrediMUJER Manuela Ramos / CrediMUJER
79 months on Kiva

Peru
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León 2000 IMF León 2000 IMF
72 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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NOTS Lampe Solaire NOTS Lampe Solaire
6 months on Kiva

Mali
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Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International
82 months on Kiva

Sierra Leone
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Microfinanzas Prisma Microfinanzas Prisma
80 months on Kiva

Peru
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Capital Aid Fund for Employment of the Poor (CEP) Capital Aid Fund for Employment of the Poor (CEP)
34 months on Kiva

Vietnam
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BRAC South Sudan BRAC South Sudan
73 months on Kiva

South Sudan
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Sanergy Sanergy
19 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Agro Capital Management LLC Agro Capital Management LLC
22 months on Kiva

Ukraine
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Organizacion de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino (ODEF) Organizacion de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino (ODEF)
30 months on Kiva

Honduras
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BRAC Liberia Microfinance Company Limited BRAC Liberia Microfinance Company Limited
36 months on Kiva

Liberia
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Mahashakti Foundation Mahashakti Foundation
20 months on Kiva

India
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Intersect Fund Intersect Fund
9 months on Kiva

United States
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Impact Carbon Impact Carbon
6 months on Kiva

Uganda
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XacBank XacBank
63 months on Kiva

Mongolia
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National Microfinance Bank National Microfinance Bank
36 months on Kiva

Jordan
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VisionFund Indonesia VisionFund Indonesia
34 months on Kiva

Indonesia
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Juhudi Kilimo Juhudi Kilimo
51 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Maharishi Education for Invincibility Trust Maharishi Education for Invincibility Trust
21 months on Kiva

South Africa
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ASPIRE ASPIRE
22 months on Kiva

Dominican Republic
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Fundación Paraguaya Fundación Paraguaya
82 months on Kiva

Paraguay
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Patan Business and Professional Women Patan Business and Professional Women
78 months on Kiva

Nepal
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FUDECOSUR FUDECOSUR
54 months on Kiva

Costa Rica
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Entrepreneurs du Monde - Anh Chi Em Entrepreneurs du Monde - Anh Chi Em
4 months on Kiva

Vietnam
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ADIM (Asociación Alternativa Para el Desarrollo Integral de las Mujeres) ADIM (Asociación Alternativa Para el Desarrollo Integral de las Mujeres)
66 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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Womens Development Businesses (WDB) Womens Development Businesses (WDB)
40 months on Kiva

South Africa
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East Meets West - Vietnam East Meets West - Vietnam
6 months on Kiva

Vietnam
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Relief International Microfinance Iraq Relief International Microfinance Iraq
27 months on Kiva

Iraq
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Kashf Foundation Kashf Foundation
21 months on Kiva

Pakistan
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Micro Credit for Development and Transformation SACCO (MCDT SACCO) Micro Credit for Development and Transformation SACCO (MCDT SACCO)
72 months on Kiva

Uganda
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One Acre Fund One Acre Fund
30 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Micro Start/AFD Micro Start/AFD
35 months on Kiva

Burkina Faso
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Opportunity Fund Opportunity Fund
58 months on Kiva

United States
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SMEP - Deposit Taking Microfinance Limited SMEP - Deposit Taking Microfinance Limited
56 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Fundación Pro Mujer Fundación Pro Mujer
81 months on Kiva

Bolivia
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Asasah Asasah
80 months on Kiva

Pakistan
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Al-Amal Microfinance Bank Al-Amal Microfinance Bank
29 months on Kiva

Yemen
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Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
57 months on Kiva

Philippines
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EDESA EDESA
62 months on Kiva

Costa Rica
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Fund for Thanh Hoa Poor Women (FPW) Fund for Thanh Hoa Poor Women (FPW)
65 months on Kiva

Vietnam
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Grounded and Holistic Approach for People's Empowerment (GHAPE) Grounded and Holistic Approach for People's Empowerment (GHAPE)
85 months on Kiva

Cameroon
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Fondo Esperanza Fondo Esperanza
51 months on Kiva

Chile
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Camfed Zimbabwe Camfed Zimbabwe
8 months on Kiva

Zimbabwe
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CEPRODEL CEPRODEL
78 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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BRAC Pakistan BRAC Pakistan
20 months on Kiva

Pakistan
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Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International
85 months on Kiva

Dominican Republic
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IMPRO IMPRO
84 months on Kiva

Bolivia
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MDO Arvand, LLC MDO Arvand, LLC
28 months on Kiva

Tajikistan
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Pana Pana Pana Pana
6 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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Yayasan Sosial Bina Sejahtera Yayasan Sosial Bina Sejahtera
20 months on Kiva

Indonesia
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Komak Credit Union Komak Credit Union
88 months on Kiva

Azerbaijan
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CAURIE Microfinance, a partner of Catholic Relief Services CAURIE Microfinance, a partner of Catholic Relief Services
73 months on Kiva

Senegal
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Ryada Ryada
64 months on Kiva

Palestine
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Bai Tushum Bank CJSC Bai Tushum Bank CJSC
45 months on Kiva

Kyrgyzstan
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Grameen Foundation AppLab Grameen Foundation AppLab
17 months on Kiva

Uganda
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SEF International SEF International
46 months on Kiva

Armenia
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CIDRE CIDRE
57 months on Kiva

Bolivia
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Mbinga Community Bank Mbinga Community Bank
29 months on Kiva

Tanzania
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People's Forum People's Forum
20 months on Kiva

India
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Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI) Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI)
64 months on Kiva

Philippines
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AFODENIC AFODENIC
76 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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KOMAZA KOMAZA
14 months on Kiva

Kenya
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BRAC Sierra Leone Microfinance Company Limited BRAC Sierra Leone Microfinance Company Limited
36 months on Kiva

Sierra Leone
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VisionFund Kenya VisionFund Kenya
58 months on Kiva

Kenya
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FINCA Peru FINCA Peru
80 months on Kiva

Peru
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Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI) Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI)
65 months on Kiva

Philippines
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WSDS-Initiate WSDS-Initiate
20 months on Kiva

India
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Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN) Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN)
57 months on Kiva

Palestine
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VisionFund Mexico VisionFund Mexico
57 months on Kiva

Mexico
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Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International
57 months on Kiva

Philippines
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VisionFund Cambodia VisionFund Cambodia
30 months on Kiva

Cambodia
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Hekima, a partner of World Relief Hekima, a partner of World Relief
49 months on Kiva

The Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Accion San Diego Accion San Diego
19 months on Kiva

United States
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ID Ghana ID Ghana
23 months on Kiva

Ghana
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Nirdhan Utthan Bank Limited (NUBL) Nirdhan Utthan Bank Limited (NUBL)
20 months on Kiva

Nepal
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FODEMI, a partner of World Vision International FODEMI, a partner of World Vision International
35 months on Kiva

Ecuador
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Soro Yiriwaso, a partner of Save the Children Soro Yiriwaso, a partner of Save the Children
74 months on Kiva

Mali
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Belghoria Janakalyan Samity Belghoria Janakalyan Samity
5 months on Kiva

India
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Strathmore University Strathmore University
26 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development
79 months on Kiva

Lebanon
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Alidé Alidé
74 months on Kiva

Benin
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Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)
64 months on Kiva

Philippines
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South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) South Pacific Business Development (SPBD)
92 months on Kiva

Samoa
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Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International
48 months on Kiva

Burundi
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LLC Micro Finance Organization Credo LLC Micro Finance Organization Credo
38 months on Kiva

Georgia
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Asociación Arariwa Asociación Arariwa
67 months on Kiva

Peru
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Finance South Sudan Limited Finance South Sudan Limited
29 months on Kiva

South Sudan
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CSC MDO "IMON International" CSC MDO "IMON International"
75 months on Kiva

Tajikistan
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Koperasi  Mitra Usaha Kecil (MUK) Koperasi Mitra Usaha Kecil (MUK)
79 months on Kiva

Indonesia
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Cooperativa San Jose Cooperativa San Jose
50 months on Kiva

Ecuador
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Maya Mountain Cacao Maya Mountain Cacao
15 months on Kiva

Belize
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TECNOSOL TECNOSOL
9 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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Accion Texas Inc. Accion Texas Inc.
41 months on Kiva

United States
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BRAC Uganda BRAC Uganda
75 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Latino Economic Development Center Latino Economic Development Center
15 months on Kiva

United States
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Babban Gona Farmers Organization Babban Gona Farmers Organization
13 months on Kiva

Nigeria
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Entrepreneurs du Monde Entrepreneurs du Monde
20 months on Kiva

Burkina Faso
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Accion East Accion East
58 months on Kiva

United States
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Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), a partner of VisionFund International Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), a partner of VisionFund International
64 months on Kiva

Philippines
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PT Rekan Usaha Mikro Anda (Ruma) PT Rekan Usaha Mikro Anda (Ruma)
23 months on Kiva

Indonesia
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Solar Sister Solar Sister
16 months on Kiva

Uganda
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UGAFODE Microfinance Limited UGAFODE Microfinance Limited
23 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Asociación ASDIR Asociación ASDIR
70 months on Kiva

Guatemala
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Friendship Bridge Friendship Bridge
83 months on Kiva

Guatemala
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VisionFund Albania VisionFund Albania
23 months on Kiva

Albania
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Evidence Action Evidence Action
7 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment
14 months on Kiva

United States
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Aqroinvest Credit Union Aqroinvest Credit Union
83 months on Kiva

Azerbaijan
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Working Solutions Working Solutions
12 months on Kiva

United States
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Tanaoba Lais Manekat Foundation (TLM) Tanaoba Lais Manekat Foundation (TLM)
61 months on Kiva

Indonesia
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Interactuar Interactuar
40 months on Kiva

Colombia
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Tuba Rai Metin Tuba Rai Metin
22 months on Kiva

Timor-Leste
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VisionFund AzerCredit LLC VisionFund AzerCredit LLC
28 months on Kiva

Azerbaijan
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Fresno Community Development Financial Institution Fresno Community Development Financial Institution
16 months on Kiva

United States
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Milango Financial Services Milango Financial Services
30 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Fundacion Alternativa Fundacion Alternativa
33 months on Kiva

Ecuador
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Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD) Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD)
51 months on Kiva

Colombia
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ASI Federal Credit Union ASI Federal Credit Union
31 months on Kiva

United States
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Local Enterprise Assistance Program (LEAP), a partner of World Hope International and World Relief Local Enterprise Assistance Program (LEAP), a partner of World Hope International and World Relief
57 months on Kiva

Liberia
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Planting Empowerment Planting Empowerment
9 months on Kiva

Panama
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FAPE FAPE
76 months on Kiva

Guatemala
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