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Developers worldwide are helping us make it easy and transparent to lend to the working poor via microfinance and the Kiva API.

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Important Note: Kiva's REST API is slated for sunset by December 2019



Create the application Kiva Lenders have always dreamed of.


Let the world experience microlending through the applications you've built!

GraphQL API Spotlight

Kiva now supports the GraphQL API. Kiva invites its developer community to develop or migrate applications to the GraphQL API.

GraphQL is a query language for APIs that allows for more precise data requests for your applications.

GraphQL Explorer

Find loans raising funds right now at Kiva, newest first.

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Data Snapshots

Need to work with a lot of our data all at once? Every night we archive public data from the Kiva API into easily downloadable snapshots. Grab them in your favorite format here:

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Academic publications and work in progress using Kiva's API.

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