With yesterday's release of new changes to the Kiva website, we’re excited to introduce a new dashboard to your Kiva Portfolio page. Our hope is that this new dashboard will be an easy way to visualize the impact you’re making on Kiva -- through loans, donations, invitations, lending teams, global reach, etc.
- Total deposits and total amount lent: One of the great things about Kiva is the multiplier effect. With $25 someone can not only make one loan, but when that loan is repaid, they can lend it out again and again -- making an even greater impact in the lives of borrowers around the world. Your dashboard now displays both the total amount of funds you’ve deposited into Kiva and the total amount of loans you’ve made using that money.
- Loans by you and your invitees: This is the core of Kiva, so of course we want you to be able to see the number of loans you’ve made around the world! And not only that, you can now see where you rank in terms of the percentile of all Kiva lenders, and how many loans have been made through the people you’ve invited to join Kiva.
- Average donations per $25 loan: While Kiva doesn’t take a cut of the loans made on our website, we rely on donations from our lender community to cover our operational expenses. We ask for a donation of $3.75 per $25 loan to enable us to operate and reach more borrowers around the world.
- Kiva countries: We’ve found that one of most common things lenders consider when choosing what borrower to support is where they are located. As a global organization, at Kiva we’re looking tohelp expand access to financial services around the world -- and now you can easily see your global reach as well.
Laura comes to Kiva with a background in marketing, communications and design. As Associate Manager, Community Support, she works to provide Kiva lenders with the best possible experience on Kiva. Laura helps translate lender feedback into new features on Kiva's website and ensures that the thousands of emails and phone calls that come into Kiva every month get answered. Having spent time working with orphanages and schools in South Sudan and Uganda, Laura is excited to be a part of organization whose mission is to connect people for the sake of alleviating poverty and empowering people around the world. An amateur photographer, avid traveler, Fair Trade advocate, and Bay Area native, Laura graduated from Cal Poly with a B.S. in Graphic Communication.