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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:

Location: Worldwide       Team website


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Team Activity

  • Gwini
    Solomon Islands
    Gwini received a loan from Holly to buy a baking drum, trays, flour, yeast and sugar for her bakery business.
  • Leonia
    Leonia received a loan from Holly to buy additional supplies such as milk, eggs, sugar, rice, coffee, biscuits, salt and candles.
  • Massan Christine
    Massan Christine received a loan from Holly to buy 8 dozens of basins, 5 dozens of tubs, 3 bags of rice and 3 containers of oil.
    $450 to go
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  • Mujeres Guapas Group
    Mujeres Guapas Group received a loan from Holly to buy vegetables, baked goods, meat, drinks, dairy products, canned goods and other products.
  • Concepter
    Concepter received a loan from Dorothy to buy quality farming inputs to improve her tea farming business, which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Cecelia
    Cecelia received a loan from Mrs. C. to buy more charcoal to sell.
    Mrs. C.
  • Victoria Elena
    Victoria Elena received a loan from Holly to buy chairs, tables, plates, pots, and other household items.
  • Uzima Group
    Congo (DRC)
    Uzima Group received a loan from Mrs. C. to stock up on Primus, Simba and Amstel drinks to strengthen her initial capital.
    Mrs. C.
  • Joan
    Joan received a loan from Mrs. C. to buy merchandise for her retail shop.
    Mrs. C.

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