Understanding and promoting micro-finance activities in Kiva.org

  title={Understanding and promoting micro-finance activities in Kiva.org},
  author={Jaegul Choo and Changhyun Lee and Daniel Lee and Hongyuan Zha and Haesun Park},
Non-profit Micro-finance organizations provide loaning opportunities to eradicate poverty by financially equipping impoverished, yet skilled entrepreneurs who are in desperate need of an institution that lends to those who have little. Kiva.org, a widely-used crowd-funded micro-financial service, provides researchers with an extensive amount of publicly available data containing a rich set of heterogeneous information regarding micro-financial transactions. Our objective in this paper is to… CONTINUE READING