• Trishell
    A loan of $500 helps Trishell buy baking equipment and materials, such as flour, in bulk.

  • Baakir
    A loan of $2,500 helps Baakir purchase technology infrastructure and commercial equipment to impr...

  • Nathaniel
    A loan of $5,000 helps Nathaniel purchase more equipment that will give our patients the great ca...

  • Kayti
    A loan of $3,000 helps Kayti hire my staff for the launch of our the business.

  • Kevin
    A loan of $1,200 helps Kevin replace broken equipment and to purchase raw materials to make more ...

What is Kiva New Orleans?

Kiva New Orleans empowers the New Orleans community to champion local small businesses through Kiva. Lend to a New Orleans business or join the Kiva New Orleans lending team. To double your impact, your loan to a Kiva New Orleans borrower will be matched 1-to-1 by Keen.
Kiva New Orleans is a coalition of non-profits, including:
  • 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.
If you are local to New Orleans and would like to apply for a loan through this Kiva City program, visit the Good Work Network loan application.

  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!
About Microfinance
Safe, affordable capital to those in need helps people create a better life for themselves
The Story of a Kiva Loan
Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

About Kiva City

Kiva New Orleans is a part of Kiva City, a program where Kiva works with community organizations in the United States to provide local small businesses with microloans. 

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
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.