More about Kiva

Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

100% of funds lent on Kiva go to funding loans. Optional donations fund Kiva’s operations.

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Charity Navigator 4 star rating

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100% of funds lent on Kiva go to funding loans. Optional donations fund Kiva’s operations.