Kaylin Lang is Kiva’s US Operations Associate. She first learned about Kiva in college and has been interested and passionate about the organization’s work and impact ever since. She worked with a Kiva lending partner in Guatemala prior to joining Kiva to support the US program in rethinking creditworthiness and expanding access to capital in the US.

Kiva Blog Updates

Apr 17, 2023 KV Kiva HQ

At Kiva, we don’t wait for Earth Day to examine and address the undeniable truth; namely, that climate change is a defining issue of our time.

For us and many of our lender community, climate has been – and continues to be – a main focus area. Last year Kiva reached almost 100,000 people with climate-smart loans*. That's nearly one person every five minutes.

These are loans that support climate change-impacted people. Loans that promote environmental justice. Loans that facilitate the mitigation of, adaptation to, and resilience in the face of climate change....

Continue Reading >>
Apr 11, 2023 KV Kiva HQ
Shawn used his Kiva loan to grow his business, TART! Bakery

The age-old aphorism “the customer is always right” rings true at Kiva US. Here, our “customers” are those we serve – the hardworking, talented entrepreneurs and small business owners who come to Kiva with dreams of accessing the capital that will empower them to grow their businesses. To date, we – together with more than 230,000 lenders worldwide – have facilitated the crowdfunding of more than $60M in loans to more than 8,000 individuals in the U.S....

Continue Reading >>
Jan 17, 2023 KV Kiva HQ
A Kiva loan gave Renee the working capital she needed to take on her first major commercial contract for the City of New Orleans

At Kiva US, we’re constantly exploring how we can better serve the hardworking, passionate, inspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners who crowdfund a loan with us. This exploration involves testing, learning, and innovating. Without this forward-thinking mindset, rethinking creditworthiness and creating systemic changes to make financial security and financial mobility in this...

Continue Reading >>