While all Field Partners working with Kiva have a strong social mission, some go further by specifically including poverty alleviation as part of their guiding principles.

To that end, Kiva seeks out Field Partners who target poorer populations despite the added costs and difficulties. Providing financial and non-financial services to poorer populations can often be challenging, and microfinance institutions must work hard to stay true to their mission. Serving the very poor can be riskier, more expensive and quite burdensome to implement in a sustainable manner. Some institutions pursue sustainability by serving individuals at different poverty levels in order to diversify their portfolio.

Field Partners can target poverty in different ways, including selecting geographic locations such as rural villages or urban slums where the population is poorer than the general population. Other options for reaching poorer populations may include utilizing poverty assessment tools with each new borrower, and/or offering products and services in a manner that attracts poorer borrowers (such as small loan sizes, uncollateralized loans, and solidarity groups). Because implementing these services and methodologies can be costly, Kiva’s lenders offer no interest, risk tolerant capital to our Field Partners to encourage their efforts.

Field Partners who reach deeper into poor populations to serve their unique needs are awarded the Anti-Poverty Focus badge by Kiva.

147 field partners with this badge
Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF)
12 months on Kiva

United States
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BRAC Sierra Leone Microfinance Company Limited BRAC Sierra Leone Microfinance Company Limited
52 months on Kiva

Sierra Leone
See Loans
BRAC South Sudan BRAC South Sudan
89 months on Kiva

South Sudan
See Loans
Finance South Sudan Limited Finance South Sudan Limited
45 months on Kiva

South Sudan
See Loans
Nuru International Nuru International
20 months on Kiva

Kenya
See Loans
Accion San Diego Accion San Diego
35 months on Kiva

United States
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MicroLoan Foundation (MLF) Malawi MicroLoan Foundation (MLF) Malawi
11 months on Kiva

Malawi
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Milaap Milaap
7 months on Kiva

India
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Micro Start/AFD Micro Start/AFD
51 months on Kiva

Burkina Faso
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People's Forum People's Forum
35 months on Kiva

India
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Working Solutions Working Solutions
28 months on Kiva

United States
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ASI Federal Credit Union ASI Federal Credit Union
47 months on Kiva

United States
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AFODENIC AFODENIC
91 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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IMPRO IMPRO
100 months on Kiva

Bolivia
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Bai Tushum Bank CJSC Bai Tushum Bank CJSC
60 months on Kiva

Kyrgyzstan
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Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI) Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI)
80 months on Kiva

Philippines
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Fundación Paraguaya Fundación Paraguaya
98 months on Kiva

Paraguay
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CSC MDO "IMON International" CSC MDO "IMON International"
91 months on Kiva

Tajikistan
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VisionFund Indonesia VisionFund Indonesia
50 months on Kiva

Indonesia
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CEPRODEL CEPRODEL
93 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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One Acre Fund One Acre Fund
46 months on Kiva

Kenya
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KOMAZA KOMAZA
30 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Entrepreneurs du Monde Entrepreneurs du Monde
36 months on Kiva

Haiti
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VisionFund Ecuador VisionFund Ecuador
51 months on Kiva

Ecuador
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Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD) Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD)
67 months on Kiva

Colombia
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Alidé Alidé
90 months on Kiva

Benin
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Solar Sister Solar Sister
31 months on Kiva

Uganda
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VisionFund Mexico VisionFund Mexico
73 months on Kiva

Mexico
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NOTS Lampe Solaire NOTS Lampe Solaire
22 months on Kiva

Mali
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Jinnah Welfare Society (JWS) Jinnah Welfare Society (JWS)
0 months on Kiva

Pakistan
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FAPE FAPE
91 months on Kiva

Guatemala
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Koperasi  Mitra Usaha Kecil (MUK) Koperasi Mitra Usaha Kecil (MUK)
95 months on Kiva

Indonesia
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Agro Capital Management LLC Agro Capital Management LLC
38 months on Kiva

Ukraine
See Loans
Al-Amal Microfinance Bank Al-Amal Microfinance Bank
45 months on Kiva

Yemen
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Maya Mountain Cacao Maya Mountain Cacao
31 months on Kiva

Belize
See Loans
VisionFund Albania VisionFund Albania
38 months on Kiva

Albania
See Loans
Thrive Microfinance ltd Thrive Microfinance ltd
14 months on Kiva

Zimbabwe
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BRAC Uganda BRAC Uganda
91 months on Kiva

Uganda
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ASPIRE ASPIRE
38 months on Kiva

Dominican Republic
See Loans
KPP-UMKM Syariah KPP-UMKM Syariah
11 months on Kiva

Indonesia
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Sanergy Sanergy
34 months on Kiva

Kenya
See Loans
Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development
94 months on Kiva

Lebanon
See Loans
Tanaoba Lais Manekat Foundation (TLM) Tanaoba Lais Manekat Foundation (TLM)
76 months on Kiva

Indonesia
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Juhudi Kilimo Juhudi Kilimo
66 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Pana Pana Pana Pana
22 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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Fundación Pro Mujer Fundación Pro Mujer
96 months on Kiva

Bolivia
See Loans
M7 Microfinance Institution Limited M7 Microfinance Institution Limited
15 months on Kiva

Vietnam
See Loans
Strathmore University Strathmore University
42 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Asociación ASDIR Asociación ASDIR
86 months on Kiva

Guatemala
See Loans
Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI) Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI)
80 months on Kiva

Philippines
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Together Association for Development and Environment Together Association for Development and Environment
8 months on Kiva

Egypt
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Yayasan Sosial Bina Sejahtera Yayasan Sosial Bina Sejahtera
35 months on Kiva

Indonesia
See Loans
Organizacion de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino (ODEF) Organizacion de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino (ODEF)
45 months on Kiva

Honduras
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Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
72 months on Kiva

Philippines
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Capital Aid Fund for Employment of the Poor (CEP) Capital Aid Fund for Employment of the Poor (CEP)
49 months on Kiva

Vietnam
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Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)
80 months on Kiva

Philippines
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FINCA Peru FINCA Peru
96 months on Kiva

Peru
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ADIM (Asociación Alternativa Para el Desarrollo Integral de las Mujeres) ADIM (Asociación Alternativa Para el Desarrollo Integral de las Mujeres)
82 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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Impact Carbon Impact Carbon
22 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Thanh Hoa Microfinance Institution Limited Liability Thanh Hoa Microfinance Institution Limited Liability
80 months on Kiva

Vietnam
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LiftFund LiftFund
57 months on Kiva

United States
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Mahashakti Foundation Mahashakti Foundation
35 months on Kiva

India
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Mbinga Community Bank Mbinga Community Bank
44 months on Kiva

Tanzania
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Interactuar Interactuar
55 months on Kiva

Colombia
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National Microfinance Bank National Microfinance Bank
52 months on Kiva

Jordan
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Evidence Action Evidence Action
22 months on Kiva

Kenya
See Loans
Microfinanzas Prisma Microfinanzas Prisma
96 months on Kiva

Peru
See Loans
MDO Arvand, LLC MDO Arvand, LLC
44 months on Kiva

Tajikistan
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Friendship Bridge Friendship Bridge
98 months on Kiva

Guatemala
See Loans
PT Rekan Usaha Mikro Anda (Ruma) PT Rekan Usaha Mikro Anda (Ruma)
39 months on Kiva

Indonesia
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Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International
64 months on Kiva

Burundi
See Loans
Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International
98 months on Kiva

Sierra Leone
See Loans
WSDS-Initiate WSDS-Initiate
35 months on Kiva

India
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Thrive Networks - Vietnam Thrive Networks - Vietnam
22 months on Kiva

Vietnam
See Loans
Programme d'Appui aux Initiatives de Développement Economique au Kivu (PAIDEK) Programme d'Appui aux Initiatives de Développement Economique au Kivu (PAIDEK)
8 months on Kiva

Congo (Dem. Rep.)
See Loans
Cooperativa San Jose Cooperativa San Jose
66 months on Kiva

Ecuador
See Loans
Fundacion Alternativa Fundacion Alternativa
49 months on Kiva

Ecuador
See Loans
Fonkoze - Zafèn Fonkoze - Zafèn
13 months on Kiva

Haiti
See Loans
Ecoblock International Ecoblock International
23 months on Kiva

Mexico
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FUDECOSUR FUDECOSUR
69 months on Kiva

Costa Rica
See Loans
CAURIE Microfinance, a partner of Catholic Relief Services CAURIE Microfinance, a partner of Catholic Relief Services
89 months on Kiva

Senegal
See Loans
SMEP Microfinance Bank SMEP Microfinance Bank
72 months on Kiva

Kenya
See Loans
Aqroinvest Credit Union Aqroinvest Credit Union
98 months on Kiva

Azerbaijan
See Loans
Kashf Foundation Kashf Foundation
36 months on Kiva

Pakistan
See Loans
EDESA EDESA
77 months on Kiva

Costa Rica
See Loans
Entrepreneurs du Monde - Palmis Mikwofinans Sosyal Entrepreneurs du Monde - Palmis Mikwofinans Sosyal
4 months on Kiva

Haiti
See Loans
SEF International SEF International
62 months on Kiva

Armenia
See Loans
Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International
73 months on Kiva

Philippines
See Loans
Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International Esperanza International Dominican Republic, a partner of HOPE International
101 months on Kiva

Dominican Republic
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Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), a partner of VisionFund International Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), a partner of VisionFund International
80 months on Kiva

Philippines
See Loans
Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment
30 months on Kiva

United States
See Loans
VisionFund Cambodia VisionFund Cambodia
46 months on Kiva

Cambodia
See Loans
Babban Gona Farmers Organization Babban Gona Farmers Organization
28 months on Kiva

Nigeria
See Loans
Asociación Arariwa Asociación Arariwa
83 months on Kiva

Peru
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Womens Development Businesses (WDB) Womens Development Businesses (WDB)
56 months on Kiva

South Africa
See Loans
Komak Credit Union Komak Credit Union
103 months on Kiva

Azerbaijan
See Loans
Milango Financial Services Milango Financial Services
46 months on Kiva

Kenya
See Loans
Belghoria Janakalyan Samity Belghoria Janakalyan Samity
21 months on Kiva

India
See Loans
VisionFund AzerCredit LLC VisionFund AzerCredit LLC
44 months on Kiva

Azerbaijan
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Intersect Fund Intersect Fund
24 months on Kiva

United States
See Loans
Hekima, a partner of World Relief Hekima, a partner of World Relief
64 months on Kiva

Congo (Dem. Rep.)
See Loans
Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN) Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN)
73 months on Kiva

Palestine
See Loans
Planting Empowerment Planting Empowerment
25 months on Kiva

Panama
See Loans
BRAC Pakistan BRAC Pakistan
36 months on Kiva

Pakistan
See Loans
Siza Capital SA Siza Capital SA
6 months on Kiva

South Africa
See Loans
Fondo Esperanza Fondo Esperanza
67 months on Kiva

Chile
See Loans
Patan Business and Professional Women Patan Business and Professional Women
94 months on Kiva

Nepal
See Loans
Agence Communautaire pour le Financement de la Micro Entreprise (ACFIME) Agence Communautaire pour le Financement de la Micro Entreprise (ACFIME)
13 months on Kiva

Burkina Faso
See Loans
TECNOSOL TECNOSOL
25 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
See Loans
Assilassimé Solidarité Assilassimé Solidarité
24 months on Kiva

Togo
See Loans
Grameen Foundation AppLab Grameen Foundation AppLab
32 months on Kiva

Uganda
See Loans
Vitas Palestine Vitas Palestine
80 months on Kiva

Palestine
See Loans
VisionFund Kenya VisionFund Kenya
74 months on Kiva

Kenya
See Loans
Vahatra Vahatra
5 months on Kiva

Madagascar
See Loans
LLC Micro Finance Organization Credo LLC Micro Finance Organization Credo
54 months on Kiva

Georgia
See Loans
Asasah Asasah
96 months on Kiva

Pakistan
See Loans
UGAFODE Microfinance Limited UGAFODE Microfinance Limited
39 months on Kiva

Uganda
See Loans
myAgro myAgro
24 months on Kiva

Mali
See Loans
Manuela Ramos / CrediMUJER Manuela Ramos / CrediMUJER
95 months on Kiva

Peru
See Loans
Soro Yiriwaso, a partner of Save the Children Soro Yiriwaso, a partner of Save the Children
89 months on Kiva

Mali
See Loans
BRAC Liberia Microfinance Company Limited BRAC Liberia Microfinance Company Limited
52 months on Kiva

Liberia
See Loans
iDE - Cambodia iDE - Cambodia
18 months on Kiva

Cambodia
See Loans
Grounded and Holistic Approach for People's Empowerment (GHAPE) Grounded and Holistic Approach for People's Empowerment (GHAPE)
101 months on Kiva

Cameroon
See Loans
Hand in Hand Eastern Africa Hand in Hand Eastern Africa
13 months on Kiva

Kenya
See Loans
Camfed Zimbabwe Camfed Zimbabwe
23 months on Kiva

Zimbabwe
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Local Enterprise Assistance Program (LEAP), a partner of World Hope International and World Relief Local Enterprise Assistance Program (LEAP), a partner of World Hope International and World Relief
73 months on Kiva

Liberia
See Loans
Proximity Designs Proximity Designs
12 months on Kiva

Myanmar (Burma)
See Loans
Crédit Epargne Formation (CEFOR) Crédit Epargne Formation (CEFOR)
5 months on Kiva

Madagascar
See Loans
Maharishi Education for Invincibility Trust Maharishi Education for Invincibility Trust
37 months on Kiva

South Africa
See Loans
Relief International Microfinance Iraq Relief International Microfinance Iraq
43 months on Kiva

Iraq
See Loans
Micro Credit for Development and Transformation SACCO (MCDT SACCO) Micro Credit for Development and Transformation SACCO (MCDT SACCO)
88 months on Kiva

Uganda
See Loans
Fresno Community Development Financial Institution Fresno Community Development Financial Institution
31 months on Kiva

United States
See Loans
Accion East Accion East
73 months on Kiva

United States
See Loans
León 2000 IMF León 2000 IMF
87 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
See Loans
CIDRE CIDRE
72 months on Kiva

Bolivia
See Loans
XacBank XacBank
78 months on Kiva

Mongolia
See Loans
Camfed Tanzania Camfed Tanzania
11 months on Kiva

Tanzania
See Loans
Réseau de Micro-institutions de Croissance de Revenus (RMCR) Réseau de Micro-institutions de Croissance de Revenus (RMCR)
6 months on Kiva

Mali
See Loans
Latino Economic Development Center Latino Economic Development Center
30 months on Kiva

United States
See Loans
Opportunity Fund Opportunity Fund
73 months on Kiva

United States
See Loans
Entrepreneurs du Monde - Anh Chi Em Entrepreneurs du Monde - Anh Chi Em
19 months on Kiva

Vietnam
See Loans
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) South Pacific Business Development (SPBD)
108 months on Kiva

Samoa
See Loans
TerraClear Development TerraClear Development
13 months on Kiva

Lao PDR
See Loans
Quang Binh Women Development Fund Quang Binh Women Development Fund
13 months on Kiva

Vietnam
See Loans
Nirdhan Utthan Bank Limited (NUBL) Nirdhan Utthan Bank Limited (NUBL)
36 months on Kiva

Nepal
See Loans
Tuba Rai Metin Tuba Rai Metin
38 months on Kiva

Timor-Leste
See Loans
ID Ghana ID Ghana
38 months on Kiva

Ghana
See Loans