Kiva Hits 1 Million Lender Milestone!

It's official! One million people around the world have made a loan on Kiva!

We're so grateful to each and every one of our lenders who have helped build Kiva into the organization it is today. Your loans have helped people start businesses, grow their livelihoods, expand farms, build houses, buy chickens, send children to school, switch to organic farming, go solar, and so much more. You deserve a round of applause! 

We've heard from a number of members of our community that they'd love to get their hands on a Kiva T-shirt. So, to celebrate this milestone, we're offering a limited edition 'One in a Million' shirt for sale on Skreened! You can get yours today, and a portion of the proceeds will be used to make even more loans on Kiva. 

Get your T-shirt here.

We're absolutely floored, humbled and delighted by our lenders' commitment to making the world a better place. When Kiva hits 10 million, you can say that you were one of the first!

Thank you so much.

Have questions about the Kiva T-shirt? Anything else? We're here to help! Send us a note at

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Camille Ricketts

Camille brings her passion for storytelling to Kiva, where she helps create and curate online content. A longtime journalist, she started her career reporting on arts and culture for the Wall Street Journal in London and New York. In 2008, she joined San Francisco-based blog VentureBeat, writing about  green technology, policy and finance. Most recently, she worked in public relations for electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors. Outside of work, Camille volunteers as a web designer for maternal health nonprofit Saving Mothers. She holds a B.A. in women's history from Stanford University, where she also served as editor in chief of The Stanford Daily.