Listening to the needs of people they serve is important for any business.

However, listening to these needs when those individuals are often extremely poor, overlooked in their communities, and have a history of exclusion from financial services, is especially significant when an organization strives to have a socially focused mission. Kiva seeks to recognize Field Partners who focus on these voices.

Kiva partners with organizations that work with people who may have spent their entire lives without a voice in their own future. Understanding the importance of feedback from the people they serve, and knowing how best to access their input, is crucial for a Field Partner to successfully meet the their unique needs. The fundamental belief driving this activity is that people know best what they need in order to succeed and be able to leave behind a life of poverty.

Kiva recognizes Field Partners that listen to the people they serve and adapt their business practices and products to meet their needs. Research shows that microfinance institutions that conduct client needs assessments are in a stronger position to understand how best to serve those people. This end result may include products specifically adapted to particular populations, an example being loans with innovative repayment timelines for farmers who receive income on a seasonal and less consistent basis.

Other ways that Field Partners can adapt their business practices to the needs of the people they serve include implementing mechanisms for the resolution of complaints, suggestion boxes, and understanding the client retention rate of an organization in order to better understand whether products are appropriately designed for those they intend to serve. In some cases Field Partners are also able to provide a platform for those they serve on a global level by joining certain worldwide networks that advocate for underserved communities.

Field Partners that demonstrate that they listen to the people they serve and adapt their products and business practices accordingly are awarded the Client Voice badge by Kiva.

91 field partners with this badge
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
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UpEnergy
27 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Union Regional de Huatusco Union Regional de Huatusco
39 months on Kiva

Mexico
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Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF)
12 months on Kiva

United States
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Visionary Empowerment Programme Visionary Empowerment Programme
34 months on Kiva

Kenya
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EDESA EDESA
77 months on Kiva

Costa Rica
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Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative (GDMPC)
74 months on Kiva

Philippines
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Siza Capital SA Siza Capital SA
5 months on Kiva

South Africa
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People's Forum People's Forum
35 months on Kiva

India
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Kenya ECLOF Kenya ECLOF
13 months on Kiva

Kenya
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VisionFund Cambodia VisionFund Cambodia
46 months on Kiva

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

Kyrgyzstan
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ASI Federal Credit Union ASI Federal Credit Union
47 months on Kiva

United States
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Réseau de Micro-institutions de Croissance de Revenus (RMCR) Réseau de Micro-institutions de Croissance de Revenus (RMCR)
6 months on Kiva

Mali
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VisionFund AzerCredit LLC VisionFund AzerCredit LLC
44 months on Kiva

Azerbaijan
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Hand in Hand Eastern Africa Hand in Hand Eastern Africa
13 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Grameen Ghana Grameen Ghana
17 months on Kiva

Ghana
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MLO Humo and Partners MLO Humo and Partners
97 months on Kiva

Tajikistan
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Mahashakti Foundation Mahashakti Foundation
35 months on Kiva

India
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Grameen Foundation AppLab Grameen Foundation AppLab
32 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Camfed Zimbabwe Camfed Zimbabwe
23 months on Kiva

Zimbabwe
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Camfed Tanzania Camfed Tanzania
11 months on Kiva

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

Sierra Leone
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Proximity Designs Proximity Designs
11 months on Kiva

Myanmar (Burma)
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Micro Credit for Development and Transformation SACCO (MCDT SACCO) Micro Credit for Development and Transformation SACCO (MCDT SACCO)
88 months on Kiva

Uganda
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KREDIT Ltd. KREDIT Ltd.
110 months on Kiva

Cambodia
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PADECOMSM PADECOMSM
62 months on Kiva

El Salvador
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Kamworks Kamworks
10 months on Kiva

Cambodia
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FUDECOSUR FUDECOSUR
69 months on Kiva

Costa Rica
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Tamweelcom Tamweelcom
55 months on Kiva

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

Cameroon
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Kashf Foundation Kashf Foundation
36 months on Kiva

Pakistan
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Accion San Diego Accion San Diego
34 months on Kiva

United States
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MEC Delta MEC Delta
18 months on Kiva

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

Philippines
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HOFOKAM Ltd., a partner of Catholic Relief Services HOFOKAM Ltd., a partner of Catholic Relief Services
65 months on Kiva

Uganda
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CONFRAS CONFRAS
20 months on Kiva

El Salvador
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MicroLoan Foundation (MLF) Malawi MicroLoan Foundation (MLF) Malawi
10 months on Kiva

Malawi
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Faulu Kenya Faulu Kenya
72 months on Kiva

Kenya
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ASPIRE ASPIRE
37 months on Kiva

Dominican Republic
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Cooperativa San Jose Cooperativa San Jose
66 months on Kiva

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

Pakistan
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Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development
94 months on Kiva

Lebanon
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PAC PAC
25 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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Vahatra Vahatra
4 months on Kiva

Madagascar
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Interactuar Interactuar
55 months on Kiva

Colombia
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ADICLA ADICLA
34 months on Kiva

Guatemala
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FAMA OPDF FAMA OPDF
61 months on Kiva

Honduras
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UGAFODE Microfinance Limited UGAFODE Microfinance Limited
39 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Caja Rural Señor de Luren Caja Rural Señor de Luren
69 months on Kiva

Peru
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Advans Côte d'Ivoire Advans Côte d'Ivoire
26 months on Kiva

Cote D'Ivoire
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Accion East Accion East
73 months on Kiva

United States
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Pearl Microfinance Limited Pearl Microfinance Limited
94 months on Kiva

Uganda
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COCAFCAL COCAFCAL
4 months on Kiva

Honduras
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Intersect Fund Intersect Fund
24 months on Kiva

United States
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PowerGen Renewable Energy PowerGen Renewable Energy
19 months on Kiva

Kenya
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CampoAlto CampoAlto
35 months on Kiva

Colombia
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Impact Carbon Impact Carbon
22 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Manuela Ramos / CrediMUJER Manuela Ramos / CrediMUJER
95 months on Kiva

Peru
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Evidence Action Evidence Action
22 months on Kiva

Kenya
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ASA Initiative FNGO ASA Initiative FNGO
12 months on Kiva

Ghana
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LiftFund LiftFund
57 months on Kiva

United States
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Nuru International Nuru International
20 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Small Scale Livestock Livelihoods Program Small Scale Livestock Livelihoods Program
11 months on Kiva

Malawi
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Yehu Microfinance Trust Yehu Microfinance Trust
63 months on Kiva

Kenya
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FUNDECOCA
29 months on Kiva

Costa Rica
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COMIXMUL COMIXMUL
30 months on Kiva

Honduras
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CrediCampo CrediCampo
46 months on Kiva

El Salvador
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Belghoria Janakalyan Samity Belghoria Janakalyan Samity
21 months on Kiva

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

Tajikistan
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VisionFund Albania VisionFund Albania
38 months on Kiva

Albania
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American University of Central Asia American University of Central Asia
22 months on Kiva

Kyrgyzstan
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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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Federación Campesina del Cauca FCC Federación Campesina del Cauca FCC
22 months on Kiva

Colombia
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Fundación Paraguaya Fundación Paraguaya
98 months on Kiva

Paraguay
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Fundación Pro Mujer Fundación Pro Mujer
96 months on Kiva

Bolivia
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Burn Manufacturing Co Burn Manufacturing Co
1 months on Kiva

Tanzania
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M7 Microfinance Institution Limited M7 Microfinance Institution Limited
15 months on Kiva

Vietnam
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Honey Care Africa Honey Care Africa
31 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Fundacion Mujer Fundacion Mujer
68 months on Kiva

Costa Rica
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Organizacion de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino (ODEF) Organizacion de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino (ODEF)
45 months on Kiva

Honduras
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Komak Credit Union Komak Credit Union
103 months on Kiva

Azerbaijan
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Asociación ASDIR Asociación ASDIR
85 months on Kiva

Guatemala
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Fonkoze - Zafèn Fonkoze - Zafèn
13 months on Kiva

Haiti
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Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI) Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI)
80 months on Kiva

Philippines
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Working Solutions Working Solutions
27 months on Kiva

United States
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Babban Gona Farmers Organization Babban Gona Farmers Organization
28 months on Kiva

Nigeria
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Sanergy Sanergy
34 months on Kiva

Kenya
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MDO Arvand, LLC MDO Arvand, LLC
43 months on Kiva

Tajikistan
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Aqroinvest Credit Union Aqroinvest Credit Union
98 months on Kiva

Azerbaijan
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Tujijenge Tanzania Ltd Tujijenge Tanzania Ltd
92 months on Kiva

Tanzania
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