Kiva - Crowdfunding Loans and Microlending

By Kiva
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. We do this by crowdfunding loans and unlocking capital for the underserved, improving the quality and cost of financial services, and addressing the underlying barriers to financial access around the world.


  • Kiva loan enables someone to grow a business and create opportunity for themselves, while it creates opportunities for others as well.
  • Loans for entrepreneurs doing amazing things.

Main Features

  • Lending on Kiva creates a partnership of mutual dignity and makes it easy to touch more lives with the same dollar.
  • Kiva creates the opportunity to play a special part in someone else's story.

Primary Audience

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Small businesses