The PayPal-Kiva Partnership

For more than a decade, PayPal and Kiva have collaborated to empower entrepreneurs around the world. Together we’ve helped enable over $1 billion in loans to 2.5 million entrepreneurs in 86 countries.

Kiva Timeline

Co-founded by former PayPal employee, Premal Shah, Kiva—a global nonprofit microlending platform—has been powered by PayPal since its beginning.

About Kiva

Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. Visit to learn more.


Loan repayment rate


Countries where Kiva works

1.6 million

People who have made a loan on Kiva


Charity Navigator's highest award rating

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