- A loan of $10,000 helps Sheryl to purchase much needed inventory and repair our store van.
- A loan of $500 helps Trishell buy baking equipment and materials, such as flour, in bulk.
- A loan of $2,500 helps Baakir purchase technology infrastructure and commercial equipment to impr...
- A loan of $5,000 helps Nathaniel purchase more equipment that will give our patients the great ca...
- A loan of $3,000 helps Kayti hire my staff for the launch of our the business.
What is Kiva New Orleans?
- ASI Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative that will work with the small businesses referred by Good Work Network, underwrite these microloans, analyze loans for risk, and administer approved loans. Read their Kiva partner page
- Good Work Network, a local nonprofit that is leading the effort to recruit, prepare and support small businesses interested in receiving a microloan through Kiva New Orleans.
If you are local to New Orleans and would like to join the Good Work Network in supporting Kiva New Orleans, visit the Good Work Network website.
- Choose a borrower
Browse hundreds of borrower profiles and find a story that connects with you.
- Make a loan
Click ‘Lend’ to send money via our Field Partners, who vet, distribute and administer each loan.
- Get repaid
Receive updates as the borrowers you support succeed and repay their loans.
When borrowers repay, that money is yours to keep, donate to Kiva or lend again to empower someone new!
The Kiva City program helps small business owners in Detroit, Los Angeles, and D.C. as well as New Orleans. In every Kiva City, we work with community groups and microfinance organizations to provide loans to people with incredible potential but limited financial options.
To find out how your city can be the next Kiva City, check out the Kiva City page.
Good Work Network
Kiva New Orleans is organized locally by Good Work Network, which reaches out to New Orleans small business owners and deepens the community engagement of New Orleans citizens.
Generation Louisiana, a business development and public relations consulting firm, works to engage the people of New Orleans interested in supporting local small businesses.
Part of the Kiva Visa partnership for U.S. Small Businesses
In May 2011, KEEN contributed $5 for every shoe sold on its website to the HybridLife Hope Fund. Now KEEN is using that Fund to match loans to Kiva entrepreneurs in New Orleans and around the US.