Partnering with Kiva
Kiva partners with a range of organizations, including microfinance institutions (MFIs), social businesses, schools and nonprofits. These organizations are united by a strong commitment to serving the needs of poor, vulnerable and/or excluded populations, either through financial services or by using credit to expand access to beneficial products and services.
While Kiva provides 0% interest financing, Kiva’s Field Partners do incur operational and administrative costs. At minimum, an organization must be able to obtain consent from borrowers to share their information, post borrower profiles, report repayment data and provide updates on a borrower’s progress.
- Guide to Kiva for Potential Field Partners (English)
- Guía de Kiva para socios potenciales (Español)
- Guide Kiva pour les partenaires potentiels (Français)
- Руководством Kiva для потенциальных партнеров (русский)
Levels of partnership
|Level of Partnership||Due Diligence||Maximum Credit Line (USD)|
|Experimental partnership||Potential partners submit a brief application and supporting documentation for review by a Kiva analyst.||$50,000|
|Basic partnership||Potential partners submit a more detailed application and supporting documentation for review by a Kiva analyst.||$400,000|
|Full partnership||Potential partners submit a more detailed application and supporting documentation, including audited financials, for review by a Kiva analyst. In addition, a Kiva analyst conducts an on-site visit to meet with staff and board members.||$4 million|
Apply to be a Field Partner
Aplicación para ser socio de Kiva (Español)
Formulaire de candidature de partenariat avec Kiva (Français)
заявление на партнёрство с Кива (русский)