Connect with Kiva's lender community

Lending teams are self-organized groups built around common interests, school affiliation or location.

Join as many teams as you'd like, and rally around shared lending goals by counting each of your loans at checkout toward the team's impact.

To get started, simply join an existing team or create a new one and invite your friends!

Team Listing

1,599 lending teams in the "Local Area" category
  • Team CANADA

    Team CANADA

    11,488 members have funded $12,518,840 in loans
    Canada Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: So little means so much. And because we are so fortunate to be able to lend with the luxury of not worrying about whether we ever see that money again, while the clients borrow with the hope and determination that they…
  • Australia

    Australia

    7,460 members have funded $9,728,940 in loans
    Australia Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: Australians all let us rejoice
    for we are young and free, -
    We've heard the call of nations wide,
    How can we let this be? -
    We'll share our wealth,
    We'll…
  • Team Europe

    Team Europe

    6,228 members have funded $6,777,250 in loans
    Europe Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: We think Kiva is a unique opportunity for people all over the world to assist entrepreneurs in improving their businesses and communities.
  • Belgium

    Belgium

    867 members have funded $5,093,825 in loans
    Belgium, Europe Category: Local Area Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Its a nice way to help the beneficiaries of the loans create their own business and hopefully improve their lives.
  • Team USA

    Team USA

    4,315 members have funded $4,831,150 in loans
    USA Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: We believe in the generosity of the human spirit that is still alive within Americans of all backgrounds.
  • Norway

    Norway

    2,934 members have funded $4,492,955 in loans
    Norway Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: We have Cold Weather - Warm hearts !
    We believe that providing microloans to entrepreneurs in developing countries is the socially responsive way of helping people break the circle of poverty.

    We…
  • Netherlands

    Netherlands

    1,514 members have funded $3,672,550 in loans
    Netherlands Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: het mensen helpt een zelfstandig bestaan op te bouwen.
  • Kiva Team Germany

    Kiva Team Germany

    2,320 members have funded $3,665,760 in loans
    Germany Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: Showing interest in the life of others and giving a helping hand if needed is important.
  • Wakibi

    Wakibi

    172 members have funded $3,465,350 in loans
    Amsterdam Category: Local Area Team since: Sep, 2011
  • New York

    New York

    3,162 members have funded $3,173,145 in loans
    New York City Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: New York is full of entrepreneurs so we want to support others around the world, and give them the opportunity to alleviate themselves out of poverty.