Military Spouse Micro-Loans
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Kiva celebrates and supports people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
Partner and Direct Loans
Kiva loans are facilitated through two models, partner and direct, that enable them to reach the greatest number of people around the world.
For partner loans, borrowers apply to a local Field Partner, which manages the loan on the ground. For direct loans, borrowers apply through the Kiva website.