Kiva

Kiva (www.kiva.org) is a mission driven technology non-profit. We run a global marketplace platform for crowd-funded micro-loans to serve the financially excluded. Loans that change lives.

About

In just 7 years, Kiva US has raised over $30 million in loan capital for 6,000 borrowers in over 1,000 cities. On Kiva's crowdfunding platform with both US-based loans and international loans, lenders fund over $1 million in loans every 3 days.
Here in the US, Kiva has a crowdfunded loan product built to serve the financially excluded, those small business owners and entrepreneurs who are just getting started:

- $1-10K loans
- 0% interest, $0 in fees
- 12-36 months repayment

Kiva borrowers are...

  • 68% female
  • 71% minority
  • 60% were previously rejected from other capital
  • 58% have a credit score below 650

Kiva uses crowdfunding to enable everyday people to pool small lending contributions (as little as $25) to create loans for entrepreneurs in communities that need it most.

 

Services

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Loans
  • Microloans

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
Primary ContactSophia Zisook
Address20 West Kinzie
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone(872) 256-2375
Websitekiva.org