Behind the Scenes: How Kiva REALLY Works

5 January 2010 at 06:40 10 comments

By Josh Wilcox, KF9 Peru

As many Kiva supporters submitted entries to the Kiva Video Contest, I unfortunately was not able to upload my own version of “How Kiva Works” due to Internet issues in Peru.  In order to not let the precious hours I spent go to waste, I have included below my attempt at describing how Kiva maintains their innovative model, particularly highlighting the role of the Field Partners, who perform an incredibly vital role in the Kiva cycle.  Enjoy!

Josh Wilcox recently finished his KF9 placement with Caja Rural Señor de Luren in Ica, Peru and is beginning with Cooperativa San José in Chimbo, Ecuador as part of KF10.  Become a part of the Kiva cycle by lending here and join the Caja Luren lending team!

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10 Comments

  • 1. Thomas  |  4 June 2010 at 10:32

    Great video! I love it. :-) Thomas

  • 2. dan k  |  25 January 2010 at 14:00

    Great video Josh! Loved the roaming around Ica parts of it…

  • 3. Mr. Wilson  |  13 January 2010 at 23:45

    Hello,
    Sequel to your AD in the KIVA, ACCESS LOAN COMPANY can help you with $45,000 $50,000 but we can proceed to the next step we have some few questions to ask from because of our past experience. Below is the question”

    1 .How long do you want to take this loan if granted

    2 .How credit worthy are you to payback this loan once it is granted

    3 .What do you do for a living presently.

    4.Your country of origin

    5 Your Monthly Income

    6 .How soon do you need the loan

    If your answers are satisfactory,you will then get an instant qualification for the loan,right?

    Write back so that we can swing to the next step asap

    Best regards
    Walter wilson
    ACCESS LOAN COMPANY

  • 4. coambse  |  12 January 2010 at 01:14

    Hey Josh,

    I am feeling your pain on not getting entered in the contest. My video was 5 seconds to long and they would not accept it. But hey it is still good to think about the process and put something together.

    Ed

  • 5. AMOAH DA.COSTA  |  10 January 2010 at 08:40

    DOCFELI POULTRY FARMS GHANA LTD
    NTRIBUOHO—KUMASI P.O. BOX KS 832
    KUMASI (W, A) TEL: 00233-277332840

    ITALY CONTACT PASTOR AMOAH DA-COSTA
    VIA C, BENTIVOGLIA-N 1
    421OO REGGIO EMILIA ITALY.
    Tel: +39-522300529/+39-3384902234

    Dear sir/ Madam

    Subject: APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.
    It is my honor and pleasure to write you this letter to apply for a financial assistance in your institution for my company which is sited in Ntribuoho, a suburb of Kumasi in Ghana.

    Sir, as a matter of fact I am in the agricultural sector and to be precise, in the area of Livestock(POULTARY) which has been on small-scale production through self financing.
    The PROJECT includes, the construction of bird SHELTERS that can house about 10.000 birds
    The first phase of this project started in the year 2005 with about 3.000 birds having five employees working at the farm.
    Due to lack of financial assistance the motive behind the project could not be realized. As at now the construction of the birds’ shelters is at a standstill with absolutely not even a single bird at the farm house.
    Sir, the fact is that, a farm house which is supposed to house the envisaged 10.000 birds is lying idle. Ghana is recognized as one of the stable countries in terms of its political administration and because of the unfavorable investment climate in the country, I would like to plead for a loan of $45,000 $50,000 to help me realize my vision of feeding my fellow Ghanaians.
    I should also be grateful if you could help me with (1)a used tractor which costs about $10.000 (2) 1 used cargo car $15.000 (3) Corn mill machine & corn mill mixture $10.000 (4) Incubator machine $12.000 and (5) 1 used generator $4.000
    The company statically aims at mechanizing its products to gain a strong market share, boosts its production and heightens its corporate identity in the flourishing market. To this effects I would like to seek immediate assistance from your outfit to help fully attain that.
    Sir, if the bank cannot afford me with my request of $45,000 $50,000 dollars cash which is my immediate need, but can provide in kind in the form of the machineries , I should be grateful to receive them.
    Please, below are three thematic action plans for the project;
    ACTION PLAN 1 Mechanizing of operations by employing the machines below – Slightly used big truck – Slightly used incubator ( capacity to hatch 8,000 birds) – Slightly used generator – And fill the shelters with 7,000 day old birds with feeding ( food) till they lay eggs.
    ACTION PLAN 2 – Beside this, we would be grateful if your company can assist me with 7,000 birds and to provide food till they lay eggs it will get the project going. – Slightly used big truck.
    ACTION PLAN 3 – Any number of day old birds that you can be able to assist me with and feed them till they lay eggs and one big truck that can be used to transport goods to the farm.
    We have eight (8 acres) of land for future development including 4 acres for cultivating maize to support the poultry farm. The executive directors i.e. the director and the assistant directors are both Italian citizens; and we can honestly and faithfully abide by your terms of payments. It’s a registered company under the company registration code act in Ghana.
    Sir, I would be very grateful if my application is considered and I would do my best to pay back within the terms the bank will grant me.

    Counting on your usual cooperation to help feed Africans and the world as well by the year 2015. Hope to hear from you.

    Yours faithfully,
    Managing director

    • 6. Mr. Wilson  |  13 January 2010 at 23:41

      Hello,
      Sequel to your AD in the Gumtree, ACCESS LOAN COMPANY can help you with $45,000 $50,000 but we can proceed to the next step we have some few questions to ask from because of our past experience. Below is the question”

      1 .How long do you want to take this loan if granted

      2 .How credit worthy are you to payback this loan once it is granted

      3 .What do you do for a living presently.

      4.Your country of origin

      5 Your Monthly Income

      6 .How soon do you need the loan

      If your answers are satisfactory,you will then get an instant qualification for the loan,right?

      Write back so that we can swing to the next step asap

      Best regards
      Walter wilson
      ACCESS LOAN COMPANY

  • 7. cissydeluca  |  6 January 2010 at 18:34

    Awesome video! I really enjoyed it!

  • 8. Antonia  |  6 January 2010 at 07:58

    Just posted it to Facebook !!!!!!!

  • 9. evacwu  |  5 January 2010 at 19:35

    Great video as always Josh! It’s really too bad you didn’t get to submit this for the competition but definitely glad you shared this here :D

  • 10. premal shah  |  5 January 2010 at 15:10

    Solid video Josh – thanks for posting it up.


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