Where Kiva Works

Where Kiva Works

Kiva's work is made possible through an extensive network of microfinance and other institutions around the world. We call these our Field Partners. Our Field Partners are responsible for screening borrowers, posting loan requests to Kiva, disbursing loans and collecting repayments, disbursing loans, collecting repayments, and more.. Click on the map above to learn more about each country.

For a complete list of our Field Partners, please visit our Field Partner page.

Data from the World Bank

The following information comes from the World Bank. Kiva does not guarantee that the data is accurate or up to date.
World Bank Data

Geographic region: Classifications and data reported for geographic regions are for low-income and middle-income economies only. Low-income and middle-income economies are sometimes referred to as developing economies. The use of the term is convenient; it is not intended to imply that all economies in the group are experiencing similar development or that other economies have reached a preferred or final stage of development. Classification by income does not necessarily reflect development status.

Income group: Economies are divided according to 2010 GNI per capita, calculated using theWorld Bank Atlas method. The groups are: low income, $1,005 or less; lower middle income, $1,006 - $3,975; upper middle income, $3,976 - $12,275; and high income, $12,276 or more.

Lending category: IDA countries are those that had a per capita income in 2010 of less than $1,175 and lack the financial ability to borrow from IBRD. IDA loans are deeply concessional—interest-free loans and grants for programs aimed at boosting economic growth and improving living conditions. IBRD loans are noncessional. Blend countries are eligible for IDA loans because of their low per capita incomes but are also eligible for IBRD loans because they are financially creditworthy.