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.

San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
380 (est)
Kiva was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management 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
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Kiva Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$4 m

Latest funding size

$3 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago
Kiva's latest funding round in June 2016 was reported to be $3 m. In total, Kiva has raised $4 m
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Kiva News and Updates

This young lending startup just secured $70 million to lend $2 at a time

You don’t hear of many $2 loans in the United States, where $2 won’t buy you more than a chocolate bar. But in cities like Lagos, Nigeria, and Nairobi, Kenya, $2 has the buying power of roughly $40, making such “micro” loans useful when you’re running a small business. And borrowing $2 from a startu…


The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is taking additional action toward increasing funding opportunities for regional entrepreneurs. LEAP has launched a new initiative called Fund Lansing, which aims to leverage a global online crowdfunding platform, called Kiva, to increase funding for smal…

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These Shoemakers Want to Save the World

Meet the women behind a new wave of companies that are using footwear to solve global problems
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