Kiva ( is a mission driven technology company. We run a global marketplace platform for crowd-funded micro-loans to serve the financially excluded. Kiva combines the culture and approach of an internet start-up with a mission to alleviate poverty. We aim to drive social impact and enable opportunity while providing a borrower-to-lender connection: “Loans that change lives."
In just 10 years, Kiva has raised over $800 million in loan capital for more than 1.9 million borrowers in 84 countries. Kiva’s lenders fund over $10 million in loans every month. Kiva is poised to take its initial success to a whole new level - targeting $1 billion in loans by 2017 and continuing our expansion into new areas such as local lending in the US, student loans, water, clean energy.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Kiva's team has 100+ employees and 450+ volunteers worldwide.

Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
341 (est)
Kiva was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Kiva

Chelsa Bocci

Chelsa Bocci

Microfinance Partnerships Director
Julie Hanna

Julie Hanna

Chair of the Board

Kiva Office Locations

Kiva has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
340 875 Howard St

Kiva Data and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$9 m

Latest funding size

$3 m

Time since last funding

about 1 year


Kiva's latest funding round in June 2016 was reported to be $3 m. In total, Kiva has raised $9 m

Kiva Median Salaries

Source: 92 public H-1B filings from Kiva
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Kiva Online and Social Media Presence

Kiva News and Updates

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