Why join Kiva?
- As a lender, you choose exactly who your money empowers
- Kiva has many loans to choose from, so you’re very likely to find a connection you support
- To create a Kiva account, start by clicking here www.kiva.org
- Once you have an account, visit our team page
- We are goal-oriented
- As always, you can join as many teams as you want
- Through our lending team, you can meet other like-minded individuals in the New York area and attend great events
- You can help us build up a non-withdrawable fund that will support Kiva borrowers in perpetuity
Feel like joining? Here’s what to do!
- Once you’re logged in to Kiva, find us and click “Join Team” – it is that easy!
- When you make a loan, you have the option to “Count This Loan Towards a Team”
- Select “New York”
- Keep lending! Remember that joining our lending team does not mean you cannot join others!
Make Your Loans Count
Make the New York Lending Team your preferred Lending Team. Your preferred team is the team that, by default, your loans will be counted towards on the basket page. If you navigate to My Portfolio > My Teams > Teams I Belong To, there will be a drop down list of all the teams you belong to. Set it to New York, and you never have to worry about manually selecting our team every time you loan. Your loans will automatically be set up to count toward the New York team.
(You are always free to select a different team in your basket when checking out.)
Join one of our other networks to stay even more in touch!
Future events will be advertised on Kiva, Twitter, LinkedIn, and hosted on Facebook and Meetup. You can also sign up for our email list below to receive notification on upcoming events. By joining these networks, you will also be able to connect with other lenders.
Why do Kiva New York team members give loans? Data for this wordle comes from the “I loan because…” entry of around 1900 (as of this writing) non-anonymous members of the team
Get Involved Idea #1: Attend our events
We’d love to meet you at one of our social events and hear about how you became involved with Kiva and microfinance. Our events are a great place to meet others who share a passion for making a change in the world. We’ll publish all of our events on our Facebook Page and announce them on our Kiva lending team page.
Get Involved Idea #2: Share with New York
Our main goal is to increase the number of loans made through Kiva so we can have a greater impact. You can help by telling your friends, coworkers, family, neighbors, etc. Send them an email through Kiva’s invitation system or link them to this website.
Get Involved Idea #3: Give a Kiva card to someone
You already understand the benefit of a loan through Kiva, so give a gift that keeps on giving. Your recipient chooses the loans, receives repayments, and can lend again and again! Whether looking for a gift for your mom, dad, boss, or kids, there’s a Kiva entrepreneur with a business they’ll connect with. The best part is, unlike many other responsible gifts this holiday season, Kiva charges absolutely no overhead for Kiva Gift Cards. Give a Kiva card.
Get Involved Idea #4: Join the Team Leaders
This lending team is run by a core group of volunteers who are passionate about helping New York lend more on Kiva. Our monthly planning meetings are open for all to join. You can see when our next one is on our calendar. If you do not have time to make it to a meeting, simply shoot us an email with what you are working on or want to begin working on to help attract more members.
We are planning several events in the upcoming months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan your own! We can help you plan the event, send you publicity information, and provide flyers and brochures. We don’t mind if you count your loans toward the New York Team or your own team. More loans = greater impact! Let us help.
Want to explore other areas in Microfinance? Check out affiliates in the NYC area:
The Kiva New York lending team often collaborates with these groups on events and goals. Our missions all relate to increasing the impact of microfinance.
Microfinance organizations in New York: