Kiva and Visa:
A Partnership for U.S. Small Businesses
The Kiva and Visa partnership is focused on expanding the opportunities for U.S. small businesses to benefit from access to microloans. Specifically, Visa and Kiva are working together to extend the reach of microfinance to more U.S. small businesses.
- Awareness: Raising the awareness and understanding among U.S. small businesses on how to tap into the power of microfinance to grow their businesses, create jobs and support economic recovery.
- Future Growth: Expanding Kiva’s network of microfinance institution partners and enhancing Kiva’s online platform, allowing Americans to be a part of funding small businesses in new geographic areas of the country.
- Research: Commissioning a study on the challenges and opportunities of microfinance for small businesses in the U.S.
Visa is proud to support Kiva and its microfinance partners
Visa’s partnership with Kiva is an extension of Visa’s commitment to small businesses and financial inclusion. Kiva and its microfinance partners help U.S. entrepreneurs who are often just outside the financial mainstream. They have all the elements of success except access to capital. Microfinance is a bridge for these businesses to gain capital and grow their small businesses and to have access to a global community of people connected through lending.