A Big Boost for Small Businesses
Thousands of entrepreneurs get rejected for loans every day. With Kiva U.S., you can support small businesses with 0% interest loans and enable them to access the capital they need to grow their businesses. It only takes $25 to make an impact.
Banking on People
Kiva is about human connections. As a Kiva lender, you have the chance to become a customer, brand ambassador and business adviser to the borrowers that you’re funding with interest free loans.
"I love the spirit of helping others. It is a gift to them, and to my heart."
Jean, Saint Louis MO
“Seeing lenders chip in from across the country was exciting and encouraging.”
Sean, Portland OR
Character Based Lending
Kiva uses an entrepreneur's network as a measure of creditworthiness. Borrowers invite family and friends to start their fundraising. After reaching a designated threshold, the Kiva community takes care of the rest. It's a simple, transparent way to help small businesses.