What is Kiva Detroit?
Kiva Detroit is the first Kiva City, a program where Kiva works with community organizations in the United States to provide local small businesses with microloans. Kiva Detroit empowers Detroiters to champion local small businesses through Kiva. Lend to a Detroit business or join the Kiva Detroit lending team. To double your impact, your loan to a Kiva Detroit borrower will be matched 1-to-1 by the Knight Foundation.
If you are a small business owner local to Detroit (tri-county area) and would like to apply for a loan, please complete Michigan Corps’ form to begin the process.
If you are local to Detroit and would like to join Michigan Corps in supporting local businesses, check out their Team Kiva Detroit.
To find out how your city can be the next Kiva City, check out the Kiva City page.
Kiva Detroit is the product of a partnership between Michigan Corps, ACCION USA, Knight Foundation and Kiva.
- Michigan Corps is a community organization based in Detroit whose team conducts outreach to small businesses and lenders. Visit the Michigan Corps website.
- ACCION USA is a microlender that trains the Michigan Corps small business outreach team. They also underwrite and administer all loans. Read their Kiva partner page
- Knight Foundation, whose national mission is to promote informed and engaged communities, has provided a generous donation of $250,000 to support a Matching Loan Fund to double the impact of Kiva Detroit loans.
What is Kiva City?
Kiva City extends microfinance to small businesses across America. With Kiva City, Kiva Field Partners such as ACCION USA partner at a local level to facilitate the loans, while community groups like Michigan Corps build awareness among small business owners and refer them to the program.