Email your Friends

One of the best ways to help us spread the word about Kiva is to email your friends, family, and co-workers — anyone you think might be interested in making a loan. An easy way to do that is via Kiva's invitation system.

We've also included some sample text below if you prefer to email them yourself; feel free to personalize it however you like.

Sample email


Lend $25 and change a life through Kiva


Hi there,

I wanted to let you know about Kiva (, a non-profit that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur across the globe.

You choose who to lend to — whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia or a tailor in Iraq — and as they repay their loan, you get your money back. It's a powerful and sustainable way to empower someone right now to lift themselves out of poverty.

Check it out!

Add an Email Footer

Tell your friends about Kiva every time you send an email by adding one of the below messages in your email footer. Some ideas:

Sample email footers — Loans that change lives

Make a small loan, make a big difference — Check out Kiva to learn how!

Host an Event

There's no better way to connect with other members of the Kiva community than by hosting or attending a Kiva event. Connecting face-to-face is a powerful way for lenders and lending teams to engage and help grow Kiva's reach. For more information, please visit our Events page

Materials to Print

Feel free to print or email the materials below — you have our full permission to distribute widely!

A general one-pager explaining Kiva and how to get started lending.   Overview of Kiva lending teams, and how to join or start your own.