Listening to the needs of people they serve is important for any business.

However, listening to these needs when those individuals are often extremely poor, overlooked in their communities, and have a history of exclusion from financial services, is especially significant when an organization strives to have a socially focused mission. Kiva seeks to recognize Field Partners who focus on these voices.

Kiva partners with organizations that work with people who may have spent their entire lives without a voice in their own future. Understanding the importance of feedback from the people they serve, and knowing how best to access their input, is crucial for a Field Partner to successfully meet the their unique needs. The fundamental belief driving this activity is that people know best what they need in order to succeed and be able to leave behind a life of poverty.

Kiva recognizes Field Partners that listen to the people they serve and adapt their business practices and products to meet their needs. Research shows that microfinance institutions that conduct client needs assessments are in a stronger position to understand how best to serve those people. This end result may include products specifically adapted to particular populations, an example being loans with innovative repayment timelines for farmers who receive income on a seasonal and less consistent basis.

Other ways that Field Partners can adapt their business practices to the needs of the people they serve include implementing mechanisms for the resolution of complaints, suggestion boxes, and understanding the client retention rate of an organization in order to better understand whether products are appropriately designed for those they intend to serve. In some cases Field Partners are also able to provide a platform for those they serve on a global level by joining certain worldwide networks that advocate for underserved communities.

Field Partners that demonstrate that they listen to the people they serve and adapt their products and business practices accordingly are awarded the Client Voice badge by Kiva.

94 field partners with this badge
MEC Delta MEC Delta
24 months on Kiva

Senegal
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Evidence Action Evidence Action
28 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Manuela Ramos / CrediMUJER Manuela Ramos / CrediMUJER
101 months on Kiva

Peru
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Camfed Tanzania Camfed Tanzania
17 months on Kiva

Tanzania
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FUDECOSUR FUDECOSUR
75 months on Kiva

Costa Rica
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Kashf Foundation Kashf Foundation
42 months on Kiva

Pakistan
See Loans
Caja Rural Señor de Luren Caja Rural Señor de Luren
75 months on Kiva

Peru
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MDO Humo and Partners MDO Humo and Partners
104 months on Kiva

Tajikistan
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Tamweelcom Tamweelcom
62 months on Kiva

Jordan
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PowerGen Renewable Energy PowerGen Renewable Energy
25 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Jinnah Welfare Society (JWS) Jinnah Welfare Society (JWS)
6 months on Kiva

Pakistan
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Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF)
18 months on Kiva

United States
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Pearl Microfinance Limited Pearl Microfinance Limited
100 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative (GDMPC)
80 months on Kiva

Philippines
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Camfed Zimbabwe Camfed Zimbabwe
29 months on Kiva

Zimbabwe
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KREDIT Ltd. KREDIT Ltd.
117 months on Kiva

Cambodia
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Tujijenge Tanzania Ltd Tujijenge Tanzania Ltd
99 months on Kiva

Tanzania
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CONFRAS CONFRAS
26 months on Kiva

El Salvador
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Cooperativa San Jose Cooperativa San Jose
72 months on Kiva

Ecuador
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Kenya ECLOF Kenya ECLOF
20 months on Kiva

Kenya
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VisionFund Cambodia VisionFund Cambodia
52 months on Kiva

Cambodia
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CrediCampo CrediCampo
53 months on Kiva

El Salvador
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Grameen Ghana Grameen Ghana
23 months on Kiva

Ghana
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Fundación Paraguaya Fundación Paraguaya
104 months on Kiva

Paraguay
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UGAFODE Microfinance Limited UGAFODE Microfinance Limited
45 months on Kiva

Uganda
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COMIXMUL COMIXMUL
37 months on Kiva

Honduras
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Capital Aid Fund for Employment of the Poor (CEP) Capital Aid Fund for Employment of the Poor (CEP)
55 months on Kiva

Vietnam
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Babban Gona Farmers Organization Babban Gona Farmers Organization
34 months on Kiva

Nigeria
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Intersect Fund Intersect Fund
30 months on Kiva

United States
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CampoAlto CampoAlto
41 months on Kiva

Colombia
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ASA Initiative FNGO ASA Initiative FNGO
18 months on Kiva

Ghana
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Asociación ASDIR Asociación ASDIR
92 months on Kiva

Guatemala
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Advans Côte d'Ivoire Advans Côte d'Ivoire
32 months on Kiva

Cote D'Ivoire
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Federación Campesina del Cauca FCC Federación Campesina del Cauca FCC
28 months on Kiva

Colombia
See Loans
Vahatra Vahatra
11 months on Kiva

Madagascar
See Loans
Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International
104 months on Kiva

Sierra Leone
See Loans
Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development Al Majmoua Lebanese Association for Development
100 months on Kiva

Lebanon
See Loans
M7 Microfinance Institution Limited M7 Microfinance Institution Limited
21 months on Kiva

Vietnam
See Loans
Honey Care Africa Honey Care Africa
37 months on Kiva

Kenya
See Loans
Fundacion Mujer Fundacion Mujer
74 months on Kiva

Costa Rica
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LiftFund LiftFund
63 months on Kiva

United States
See Loans
PAC PAC
31 months on Kiva

Nicaragua
See Loans
CSC MDO "IMON International" CSC MDO "IMON International"
97 months on Kiva

Tajikistan
See Loans
ADICLA ADICLA
41 months on Kiva

Guatemala
See Loans
Kamworks Kamworks
16 months on Kiva

Cambodia
See Loans
Visionary Empowerment Programme Visionary Empowerment Programme
40 months on Kiva

Kenya
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Mahashakti Foundation Mahashakti Foundation
41 months on Kiva

India
See Loans
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito Mujeres Unidas (CACMU) Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito Mujeres Unidas (CACMU)
5 months on Kiva

Ecuador
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Working Solutions Working Solutions
34 months on Kiva

United States
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UpEnergy
33 months on Kiva

Uganda
See Loans
Aqroinvest Credit Union Aqroinvest Credit Union
104 months on Kiva

Azerbaijan
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Grounded and Holistic Approach for People's Empowerment (GHAPE) Grounded and Holistic Approach for People's Empowerment (GHAPE)
107 months on Kiva

Cameroon
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Hand in Hand Eastern Africa Hand in Hand Eastern Africa
19 months on Kiva

Kenya
See Loans
ASI Federal Credit Union ASI Federal Credit Union
53 months on Kiva

United States
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VisionFund AzerCredit LLC VisionFund AzerCredit LLC
50 months on Kiva

Azerbaijan
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Accion East Accion East
79 months on Kiva

United States
See Loans
Small Scale Livestock Livelihoods Program Small Scale Livestock Livelihoods Program
17 months on Kiva

Malawi
See Loans
American University of Central Asia American University of Central Asia
29 months on Kiva

Kyrgyzstan
See Loans
Nuru International Nuru International
26 months on Kiva

Kenya
See Loans
Komak Credit Union Komak Credit Union
109 months on Kiva

Azerbaijan
See Loans
VisionFund Albania VisionFund Albania
44 months on Kiva

Albania
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Interactuar Interactuar
61 months on Kiva

Colombia
See Loans
Kepler Kepler
6 months on Kiva

Rwanda
See Loans
Bai Tushum Bank CJSC Bai Tushum Bank CJSC
67 months on Kiva

Kyrgyzstan
See Loans
Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative, a partner of HOPE International
79 months on Kiva

Philippines
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EDESA EDESA
83 months on Kiva

Costa Rica
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Burn Manufacturing Co Burn Manufacturing Co
7 months on Kiva

Tanzania
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ASPIRE ASPIRE
44 months on Kiva

Dominican Republic
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Impact Carbon Impact Carbon
28 months on Kiva

Uganda
See Loans
Micro Credit for Development and Transformation SACCO (MCDT SACCO) Micro Credit for Development and Transformation SACCO (MCDT SACCO)
94 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Proximity Designs Proximity Designs
18 months on Kiva

Myanmar (Burma)
See Loans
Belghoria Janakalyan Samity Belghoria Janakalyan Samity
27 months on Kiva

India
See Loans
People's Forum People's Forum
41 months on Kiva

India
See Loans
Réseau de Micro-institutions de Croissance de Revenus (RMCR) Réseau de Micro-institutions de Croissance de Revenus (RMCR)
12 months on Kiva

Mali
See Loans
COCAFCAL COCAFCAL
10 months on Kiva

Honduras
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Camfed Ghana Camfed Ghana
4 months on Kiva

Ghana
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Organizacion de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino (ODEF) Organizacion de Desarrollo Empresarial Femenino (ODEF)
51 months on Kiva

Honduras
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Sanergy Sanergy
40 months on Kiva

Kenya
See Loans
FAMA OPDF FAMA OPDF
68 months on Kiva

Honduras
See Loans
Accion San Diego Accion San Diego
41 months on Kiva

United States
See Loans
Yehu Microfinance Trust Yehu Microfinance Trust
70 months on Kiva

Kenya
See Loans
Siza Capital SA Siza Capital SA
12 months on Kiva

South Africa
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MDO Arvand, LLC MDO Arvand, LLC
50 months on Kiva

Tajikistan
See Loans
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)
86 months on Kiva

Philippines
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FUNDECOCA
35 months on Kiva

Costa Rica
See Loans
Union Regional de Huatusco Union Regional de Huatusco
45 months on Kiva

Mexico
See Loans
PADECOMSM PADECOMSM
68 months on Kiva

El Salvador
See Loans
MicroLoan Foundation (MLF) Malawi MicroLoan Foundation (MLF) Malawi
17 months on Kiva

Malawi
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HOFOKAM Ltd., a partner of Catholic Relief Services HOFOKAM Ltd., a partner of Catholic Relief Services
71 months on Kiva

Uganda
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Fonkoze - Zafèn Fonkoze - Zafèn
19 months on Kiva

Haiti
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Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI) Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI)
86 months on Kiva

Philippines
See Loans
Faulu Kenya Faulu Kenya
78 months on Kiva

Kenya
See Loans
Grameen Foundation AppLab Grameen Foundation AppLab
39 months on Kiva

Uganda
See Loans
Fundación Pro Mujer Fundación Pro Mujer
102 months on Kiva

Bolivia
See Loans