Today we are thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new partnership with Kiva! Beginning March 31st, all Vittana students will be fundraising on Kiva and Vittana will be sporting a brand new look!
Vittana collaborates with over 30 microfinance partners worldwide and continues to innovate to help students graduate to gainful employment. Partnering with Kiva and their large network of passionate lenders will provide an opportunity for our MFI partners to access greater amounts of capital, fostering accelerated growth of our loan programs. Utilizing Kiva’s market-proving capital Vittana will focus on providing expert technical assistance and innovative product development for our partners.
Through March 31st all student profiles on our site will accept donated loans only. This means that students will still receive your funds, but the repayments from these loans will be donated to Vittana to continue student loan program development. Outstanding repayments that are due to you from students you’ve lent to in the past will still accumulate and be added to your Vittana credit until all repayment schedules are complete. The funds in your account and those due to you from repayments will remain there and never be lent or donated without your consent. You may also choose to donate your outstanding repayments and Vittana credit and support our continued mission to graduate a generation beyond poverty. You will always be able to access your account at http://my.vittana.org.
Your support thus far has empowered over 15,000 students in 14 countries to improve their lives–helping to lift up their families, their communities and to graduate beyond poverty. We hope you will continue to support our students’ dreams and remain a part of the Vittana community by joining the Vittana lending team on Kiva.
Although we will no longer be utilizing our P2P lending platform, Vittana still vitally needs your support. To support our operations and scale our programs we ask that you:
- Donate your repayments and credit
- Fund the remaining students on Vittana.org
- Browse Vittana students at Kiva.org