Linking Back to Kiva

Content Pages

Every data object in the Kiva API has a unique ID of some sort. Here's a list of recommended ways to link back to a specific object using its ID.

Loans

The most relevant page for any loan is the loan detail page. This page has comprehensive information about the loan and related lenders; it is the natural stepping stone to picking a new loan for checkout:

http://www.kiva.org/lend/<id>

Example: http://www.kiva.org/lend/107105?app_id=org.kiva.build

Lenders

If you want to provide a link in your application to a lender's Lender Page on the Kiva website, all you need is the lender_id and this URL template:

http://www.kiva.org/lender/<lender_id>

Example: http://www.kiva.org/lender/jeremy?app_id=org.kiva.build

Journal Entries

Linking to a journal entry currently requires the ID of the journal entry. This is the URI pattern for a page which shows the entry's contents and allows users to add comments:

http://www.kiva.org/updates/loan/journal_entry_id

Example: http://www.kiva.org/updates/loan/1114?app_id=org.kiva.build

Teams

There are two ways to link to team pages - you can use the team ID or the team shortname. Use this template if you only know the numeric team ID:

http://www.kiva.org/community/viewTeam?team_id=<id>

or this pattern if you have the team shortname:

http://www.kiva.org/team/<shortname>

Examples:
http://www.kiva.org/team/buildkiva

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