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API Spotlight


Returns teams that a particular lender is a member of.

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Get detailed information about a lending team or a list of teams.

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This method returns all of the loans raising funds right now at Kiva, newest first.

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API Status


Build a3a47e16f6de511427a4c7bb1b301617c3ad8cc1 was released 3 hours, 14 minutes ago.

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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