WAHOO! HOORAY! WAY TO GO! BOOM. [INSERT CELEBRATORY EXCLAMATION HERE!]
Here's the thing: it's really YOU that's reached 1 million borrowers -- our lenders are truly the ones who made this inspiring, magical, stupendous achievement happen! You found the loans, you funded them, you touched and changed lives in fundamental ways. Your collective impact has set off a massive ripple effect of change across the world. And we can't thank you enough!
But we'll try...
Exactly how big of a deal is this? How many people is a million?
- It's more than the population of San Francisco where Kiva is headquartered
- Enough to fill the largest football stadium in the world -- FedEx Field -- nearly 11 times
- Enough to fill almost 2,000 Boeing 747s
- Basically, it's a lot. And it means a lot too.
Of course, we couldn't do any of this without our over 150 field partners either. Not only do they enable anyone with an internet connection to impact people across the globe, they make sure your loan dollars are going to the people who need them most. We're so grateful. And we're excited to be expanding this list of partners to include universities, social enterprises, NGOs and others who are committed to using loans to make the world a better place.
The future's a bright one, and we want you along for the ride.
But there's one more group we can't forget to thank. In the words of our Co-founder and CEO Matt Flannery: “I want to thank the one million borrowers who have proven to the world that it was worth taking a chance on them. You have made Kiva possible.”
Here's to the next million. Let's keep it going !