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The Loan Taggers team coordinates the efforts of volunteers who systematically review all of the loans posted to the Kiva website, and applies tags using the same tag definitions (see link to definitions below). Having all loans reviewed and tagged to the same standards enables lenders to find loans they are interested in faster, and can help to get loans funded before they expire.

All Kiva lenders have the ability to add tags, and unfortunately Loan Taggers do not have the ability to remove tags that have been inaccurately applied by other lenders. Thus, there will always be loans that are incorrectly tagged, but using tags will allow lenders to narrow down the loan pool, and then judge each loan to see whether it meets their criteria.

About us
Loan Taggers assign themselves the loans they wish to tag, so you can pick a specific country, sector, or activity, or you can simply tag the oldest or highest dollar value loans. How many and which loans to tag is entirely up to you.

No one is expected to attribute any loans to the Loan Taggers team.

Want to join the effort?
If you are interested in helping the Loan Taggers team, first "Join" the team, then post a message on the message board indicating that you wish to start tagging. You will be sent a private message with your unique personal login to a special tool that we use when tagging loans.

If you would like to make a suggestion about tag usage, or have any questions about tagging, please post a message to the team message board, or send a Private Message to a team captain.


The New Tagger FAQ can be found here:


KivaLens is a powerful search tool that provides the ability to find loans that have each of multiple tags, e.g., #Widowed AND #Refugee AND #Parent. KivaLens is not related to the Loan Taggers team, and has its own team for questions, with the same name as its website.


The tag definitions used by the Loan Taggers team can be found here:

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Team Activity

  • Estela
    Estela received a loan from 2 team members to refinance her debt and invest in her business.
    Dorothy Holly
  • Meridia
    Meridia received a loan from vijayr to empower women and cocoa farmers with land ownership in rural Ghana.
  • Isabel Concepcion
    Isabel Concepcion received a loan from vijayr to plant potatoes in order to increase her production and then sell it.
  • Armando
    Armando received a loan from Mrs. C. to buy repair parts for the car he uses to get to work.
    Mrs. C.
  • Adzo
    Adzo received a loan from Mrs. C. to pay for 20 matts and a sack of peanuts.
    Mrs. C.
  • Yaminah
    United States
    Yaminah received a loan from Mrs. C. which helps overcome the challenges and unforeseen impact faced by COVID-19 crisis.
    Mrs. C.
  • Bethany
    United States
    Bethany received a loan from Mrs. C. which helps me to support the elderly and those with disabilities living in my community.
    Mrs. C.
  • Jeremy
    United States
    Jeremy received a loan from Mrs. C. which helps me expand my business.
    Mrs. C.
  • Chobe Group
    Chobe Group received a loan from Mrs. C. to purchase the ACE One hybrid energy system for cooking, lighting and charging in a way that is safer, cleaner and saves money.
    Mrs. C.
  • Edesa
    Costa Rica
    Edesa received a loan from Dorothy to resume operations and serve borrowers whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis in Costa Rica.
    $165,150 to go
    Lend Now
  • Cefor
    Cefor received a loan from Mrs. C. this field partner to serve vulnerable populations in Madagascar whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
    Mrs. C.

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