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.Kiva is a 501(c)3 U.S. nonprofit fueled by passionate people. Founded in 2005, and based in San Francisco, with offices in Nairobi and staff around the globe. CEO : Neville Crawley
Kiva serves borrowers in more than 80 countries on 5 continents. Headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Nairobi and staff stationed around the world. with incredible volunteer fellows working in the field throughout the year.
In addition to all these dedicated Kivans, Kiva would not be able to reach so many communities and scale our impact without the extensive network of Field Partners and Trustees who help connect us with borrowers.
Field Partners do incredible work– they screen borrowers, post loan requests to Kiva for funding, disburse loans on the ground and collect repayments. Most Field Partners are microfinance institutions, but they can also be schools, NGOs or social enterprises. They all share one thing in common: the desire to improve people’s lives through safe, fair access to credit.