Innovation is critical in any field, and microfinance is no exception.

Kiva targets Field Partners that strive to constantly provide innovative products and services specifically tailored to the needs of the people they serve. Several studies show that offering complementary non-credit services, such as savings or insurance, can enhance the impact of financial services.

Innovative products and services include a wide variety of possibilities from mobile banking products that allow borrowers to send and receive loan payments through text messages, to micro-insurance products that Field Partners offer to protect those they serve against catastrophic events. It is not necessary for the Field Partners to provide the services directly. These services can be offered in partnership with another organization. One innovation is mobile banking which in some counties is allowing people to transact through their mobile phone. As providers of financial services to often excluded populations, microfinance institutions and other organizations are in a unique position to also provide other innovative services.

Field Partners who offer innovative and technology-based financial solutions to the people they serve are awarded the Focus on Innovation badge by Kiva.

105 field partners with this badge
Honey Care Africa Honey Care Africa
20 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Transcapital Transcapital
44 months on Kiva

Mongolia
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Frogtek Frogtek
25 months on Kiva

Mexico
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Hand in Hand Eastern Africa Hand in Hand Eastern Africa
2 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Sistema Biobolsa Sistema Biobolsa
28 months on Kiva

Mexico
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Hluvuku-Adsema Hluvuku-Adsema
94 months on Kiva

Mozambique
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Microfinanzas Prisma Microfinanzas Prisma
86 months on Kiva

Peru
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Solar Sister Solar Sister
21 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Agro Capital Management LLC Agro Capital Management LLC
27 months on Kiva

Ukraine
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Organizacion de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino (ODEF) Organizacion de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino (ODEF)
35 months on Kiva

Honduras
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American University of Central Asia American University of Central Asia
12 months on Kiva

Kyrgyzstan
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Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
62 months on Kiva

Philippines
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Al-Amal Microfinance Bank Al-Amal Microfinance Bank
34 months on Kiva

Yemen
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LLC Micro Finance Organization Credo LLC Micro Finance Organization Credo
43 months on Kiva

Georgia
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Accion Texas Inc. Accion Texas Inc.
47 months on Kiva

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

Nigeria
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Barefoot Power Barefoot Power
28 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Cooperativa San Jose Cooperativa San Jose
55 months on Kiva

Ecuador
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Nuru Energy Nuru Energy
20 months on Kiva

Rwanda
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Apoyo Integral Apoyo Integral
81 months on Kiva

El Salvador
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ID Ghana ID Ghana
28 months on Kiva

Ghana
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Juhudi Kilimo Juhudi Kilimo
56 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Opportunity Fund Opportunity Fund
63 months on Kiva

United States
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People's Forum People's Forum
25 months on Kiva

India
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PT Rekan Usaha Mikro Anda (Ruma) PT Rekan Usaha Mikro Anda (Ruma)
28 months on Kiva

Indonesia
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CIDRE CIDRE
62 months on Kiva

Bolivia
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WSDS-Initiate WSDS-Initiate
25 months on Kiva

India
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Strathmore University Strathmore University
31 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Investisseurs & Partenaires Investisseurs & Partenaires
5 months on Kiva

Mauritania
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ASI Federal Credit Union ASI Federal Credit Union
36 months on Kiva

United States
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UGAFODE Microfinance Limited UGAFODE Microfinance Limited
28 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Fundación Paraguaya Fundación Paraguaya
87 months on Kiva

Paraguay
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UIMCEC, a partner of ChildFund International UIMCEC, a partner of ChildFund International
79 months on Kiva

Senegal
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Vittana Vittana
21 months on Kiva

Bolivia
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Fenix International Fenix International
13 months on Kiva

Uganda
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BrazAfric BrazAfric
25 months on Kiva

Kenya
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TerraClear Development TerraClear Development
2 months on Kiva

Lao People's Democratic Republic
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CampoAlto CampoAlto
25 months on Kiva

Colombia
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Camfed Tanzania Camfed Tanzania
1 months on Kiva

Tanzania
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Small Scale Livestock Livelihoods Program Small Scale Livestock Livelihoods Program
1 months on Kiva

Malawi
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VisionFund Cambodia VisionFund Cambodia
35 months on Kiva

Cambodia
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Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI) Hagdan Sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI)
67 months on Kiva

Philippines
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CSC MDO "IMON International" CSC MDO "IMON International"
80 months on Kiva

Tajikistan
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MiCredito MiCredito
45 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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Kubo.financiero Kubo.financiero
16 months on Kiva

Mexico
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FUNDA-PRO FUNDA-PRO
12 months on Kiva

Bolivia
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Kingsbridge Microfinance Ltd Kingsbridge Microfinance Ltd
3 months on Kiva

Ghana
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Planting Empowerment Planting Empowerment
14 months on Kiva

Panama
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Zoona Zoona
31 months on Kiva

Zambia
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Advans Côte d'Ivoire Advans Côte d'Ivoire
15 months on Kiva

Cote D'Ivoire
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Grameen Foundation AppLab Grameen Foundation AppLab
22 months on Kiva

Uganda
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ADICLA ADICLA
24 months on Kiva

Guatemala
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Impact Carbon Impact Carbon
11 months on Kiva

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

Peru
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Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI) Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI)
70 months on Kiva

Philippines
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Bai Tushum Bank CJSC Bai Tushum Bank CJSC
50 months on Kiva

Kyrgyzstan
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AFODENIC AFODENIC
81 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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MicroKing Finance MicroKing Finance
41 months on Kiva

Zimbabwe
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Edpyme Alternativa Edpyme Alternativa
61 months on Kiva

Peru
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Camfed Zimbabwe Camfed Zimbabwe
13 months on Kiva

Zimbabwe
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Banco D-MIRO S.A. Banco D-MIRO S.A.
58 months on Kiva

Ecuador
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Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative (GDMPC)
64 months on Kiva

Philippines
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Credituyo Credituyo
95 months on Kiva

Mexico
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Visionary Empowerment Programme Visionary Empowerment Programme
23 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Yunus Social Business (YSB) Yunus Social Business (YSB)
13 months on Kiva

Albania
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Fundación CREHO Fundación CREHO
13 months on Kiva

Honduras
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Mbinga Community Bank Mbinga Community Bank
34 months on Kiva

Tanzania
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CEPRODEL CEPRODEL
83 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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myAgro myAgro
14 months on Kiva

Mali
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UpEnergy
17 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Asasah Asasah
85 months on Kiva

Pakistan
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XacBank XacBank
68 months on Kiva

Mongolia
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Evidence Action Evidence Action
12 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Tujijenge Tanzania Ltd Tujijenge Tanzania Ltd
82 months on Kiva

Tanzania
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African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC)
13 months on Kiva

Rwanda
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FUNDAPEC FUNDAPEC
15 months on Kiva

Dominican Republic
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Accion East Accion East
63 months on Kiva

United States
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Entrepreneurs du Monde Entrepreneurs du Monde
25 months on Kiva

Burkina Faso
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One Acre Fund One Acre Fund
36 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Lumni Chile Lumni Chile
15 months on Kiva

Chile
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Instituto Peruano de Fomento Educativo Instituto Peruano de Fomento Educativo
5 months on Kiva

Peru
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Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD) Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD)
57 months on Kiva

Colombia
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Nirdhan Utthan Bank Limited (NUBL) Nirdhan Utthan Bank Limited (NUBL)
25 months on Kiva

Nepal
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Alidé Alidé
79 months on Kiva

Benin
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VisionFund Kenya VisionFund Kenya
63 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Faulu Kenya Faulu Kenya
62 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Mahashakti Foundation Mahashakti Foundation
25 months on Kiva

India
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KOMAZA KOMAZA
19 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Fundacion Alternativa Fundacion Alternativa
38 months on Kiva

Ecuador
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National Microfinance Bank National Microfinance Bank
41 months on Kiva

Jordan
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Sanergy Sanergy
24 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Maharishi Education for Invincibility Trust Maharishi Education for Invincibility Trust
26 months on Kiva

South Africa
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Interactuar Interactuar
45 months on Kiva

Colombia
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Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)
70 months on Kiva

Philippines
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Intersect Fund Intersect Fund
14 months on Kiva

United States
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NOTS Lampe Solaire NOTS Lampe Solaire
12 months on Kiva

Mali
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Fundación ESPOIR Fundación ESPOIR
62 months on Kiva

Ecuador
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Fonkoze - Zafèn Fonkoze - Zafèn
3 months on Kiva

Haiti
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BRAC Pakistan BRAC Pakistan
25 months on Kiva

Pakistan
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Colfuturo Colfuturo
24 months on Kiva

Colombia
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Asociación ASDIR Asociación ASDIR
75 months on Kiva

Guatemala
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Emprender Emprender
78 months on Kiva

Bolivia
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SMEP Microfinance Bank SMEP Microfinance Bank
62 months on Kiva

Kenya
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TECNOSOL TECNOSOL
14 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
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Tanaoba Lais Manekat Foundation (TLM) Tanaoba Lais Manekat Foundation (TLM)
66 months on Kiva

Indonesia
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