Minimum Criteria to Apply

In order to apply for partnership, an organization must at minimum:
  • Display a strong commitment to serving the needs of poor, vulnerable, and/or excluded populations.
  • Operate an existing lending program with portfolio quality that is in line with market context and industry standards, or be prepared and legally able to set up a lending program.
  • Provide a specific proposal for using Kiva’s capital to fund loans with a) high social or environmental impact, and b) pricing that is in line with market context and industry standards.
  • Be able to post at least $50,000 USD in loans in the first 12 months on the Kiva website, with capacity to grow in subsequent years.
  • Have assets or operating revenues of at least $100,000 USD.
  • Be able to legally accept and repay US Dollar debt capital and manage currency risk.
  • Be legally registered in its country of operation.

Before starting your application, please do the following:

  1. Review A Guide to Kiva for Potential Field Partners.
  2. Review several borrower profiles on our website:
  3. Download and complete the Kiva Partnership Proposal Template. You will be required to attach this proposal with your application.
  4. If you have an existing lending program: Download and complete the Portfolio Data Template. You will be required to attach this file with your application.

To send your application to Kiva: Complete the form below, attach all required documents, and click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page. Please note that this form cannot be saved. Therefore, you may wish to draft your responses in a separate document and then copy and paste them into this form. After you submit your application, you will be contacted by a Kiva analyst.

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Basic Information
(If different from physical address)
Main contact for Kiva at your organization
Organizational Information
Mission and Services
Lending Program
If you have an existing lending program, please answer the following:
If you don't have an existing lending program, you'll be required to develop one before working with us. Please answer the following:
Please attach the most recent versions of the following documents (Maximum file size: 10 MB):
Kiva Partnership Proposal
Strategy and Planning
Ratings and Evaluations
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