• Denise
    A loan of $6,000 helps Denise us pay for a Sponsorship Coordinator for an augmented reality exper...

  • Stephanie
    A loan of $10,000 helps Stephanie me relocate and acquire a new thriving, profitable location ena...

  • Ana
    A loan of $5,000 helps Ana me to pay contractors, bills and any other expenses during COVID-19.

  • Malick
    A loan of $5,000 helps Malick our beloved martial arts studio reopen in our community.

  • Marquisha
    A loan of $4,500 helps Marquisha a black women owned business to be able to make diabetic friendl...

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Kiva NYC: Make it here.

By lending to local small businesses you can take an active role in choosing the shape of NYC's future.  Discover community entrepreneurs and become a customer, brand ambassador and business adviser to the borrowers you fund with 0% interest loans.

Lend.          Borrow.          Refer.
  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 Kiva NYC

Kiva NYC small business owners in the five boroughs get the financing they need to make it and create jobs for their local communities.

Kiva NYC is made possible in partnership with local community groups and Kiva's Trustee partners working together to connect Kiva lenders to entrepreneurs that they know and trust in their communities.


MetLife Foundation

MetLife Foundation is committed to ensuring that individuals have access to the financial services they need to pursue more from life.  For us financial inclusion is about working with our partners to advance the delivery of high quality financial products and services to those who need it most. We are proud to support Kiva borrowers to help them expand their businesses and build for the future.

Pershing Square Innovation Lab

The Pershing Square Innovation Lab invests in early-stage social entrepreneurs building sustainable market-driven solutions to the root causes of poverty. We’re particularly proud to fund the launch of Kiva Zip NYC and provide loan matching for local borrowers.

The Moody’s Foundation

The Moody’s Foundation works to enhance its communities and the lives of its employees by providing grants and engaging in community service in local neighborhoods. Contributing to economic development in places where our employees live and work is a key priority. As one of Kiva’s earliest supporters, The Moody’s Foundation is proud to support another Kiva innovation- Kiva Zip NYC- which will extend access to capital for underserved entrepreneurs throughout the five boroughs and increase the vibrancy of our neighborhoods.

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

For more than 20 years, Deutsche Bank has been a leader and trusted partner in the field of social finance. We are proud to support Kiva Zip as an innovative tool to support entrepreneurs, create jobs, and revitalize neighborhoods in New York.

Surdna Foundation

The Surdna Foundation provides program support for the launch of Kiva Zip, an online platform to empower American artisan entrepreneurs by enabling them to access 0% interest capital to start or grow their creative enterprises, while developing new brand ambassadors, business advisors, and customers from their lender pool.