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Kiva Games: The winners!

The 2021 Kiva Games

In this moment of friendly global rivalry, we kicked off our first-ever Kiva Games competition. Lending teams and solo lenders from around the world went head-to-head, rallying teammates and supporting borrowers near and far. 

Every loan you made contributed to global unity, support and celebration. Your lending aids economic growth for people around the world. And who doesn’t love some healthy competition? 

Thank you for playing the Kiva Games with us! Now, let’s see who the 2021 Kiva Games winners are...


Top Countries Lent To
These countries received the most loans during our competition on July 29.




Top Referring Teams
These teams rallied their friends together and invited the most lenders to join Kiva.

Women Who Lend to Shirtless Men
Late Loaning Lenders
A+ (Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious)

Women Empowering Women
Teachers for Change
The Barefoot Investor

Seniors with Attitude
Women in Hats!
Team USA
Stuff You Should Know

Top Lending Teams
These teams lent the most to Kiva borrowers.

Ignite (TM)
Team Fundación Paraguaya
Together for Women
A+ (Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious)

One Million Dollar Team
Climate Pilots
Kiva Christians

Servant's Small Group
Stuff You Should Know

Thank you!

Congrats to all the 2021 Kiva Games winners! Way to go. 

When loans are being funded around the world, everyone has something to be happy about. 

If you didn’t get to participate this year, don’t worry! It’s never too early to start building your team for the next lending competition. 

About the author

Ciara Middleton

Ciara is a content creator who joined Kiva in December 2020. At Kiva, Ciara supports creative strategy with both visual and written content creation. She graduated with a B.A. in International Business and Marketing from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. As a first-generation American with parents from Ireland, Ciara has been surrounded by travel for her whole life and is deeply passionate about cross-cultural equity. She has two brothers, three dogs and loves to read, write, and photograph her way through her professional and personal lives.