• Javier
    A loan of $1,325 helps Javier to prepare his cocoa plantation for the last productive season of t...

  • La Lagunita Group
    A loan of $5,475 helps La Lagunita Group to purchase a variety traditional fabric to make and emb...

  • Onih
    A loan of $350 helps Onih to build a plumbing facility at her home to improve access to clean wat...

  • Maria Fe
    A loan of $650 helps Maria Fe to purchase food products for her canteen, merchandise for her smal...

When you lend to an artisan you:

  • Enable them to start or grow an independent business. You can loan $25 or more.

  • Support shorter, more environmentally-friendly supply chains by helping them access markets directly.

  • Keep vibrant cultural traditions alive by backing craftsmen and women who create works passed through generations.

Artisans worldwide struggle to access the loans they need to start and grow their businesses. They are locked out of traditional loans for a number of reasons: the amount they need is too small, their business is too young, their plan is too innovative, or their credit history is too short or damaged.

What they do have is the passion, creativity, and talent to hand-make and sell high-quality goods. And now they have you.
  1. Choose a borrower
    Browse hundreds of borrower profiles and find a story that connects with you.
  2. Make a loan
    Click ‘Lend’ to send money via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute and administer each loan.
  3. Get repaid
    Receive updates as the borrowers you support succeed and repay their loans.
  4. Repeat!
    When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!

Kiva + Etsy

Welcome to the people-powered economy. Uniting the power of Kiva lenders and Etsy’s global marketplace of creative entrepreneurs, this unique partnership gives artisans the financing they need to start or grow independent businesses.


Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods. Etsy's mission is to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world.

Kiva Zip trustees are technical assistance providers, community organizations, and individuals committed to supporting social good and job growth through entrepreneurship. With their help, small business owners can access interest-free crowdfunded loans through Kiva Zip. Our Etsy trustees include: