Welcome to the
people–powered economy.

The Etsy + Kiva partnership empowers artisans by:

  • Providing financial support through Kiva’s services so they can start or grow independent businesses.
  • Connecting them with Etsy’s global community and marketplace, and Etsy’s community with Kiva’s services and members.

Build your creative business.

Get the funding you need.

Start or grow your independent business by raising interest–free capital through a worldwide network of community lenders.

Apply for a Kiva Loan

Be an entrepreneur on Etsy.

Start an Etsy shop, and connect with Etsy’s global community of over 25 million buyers and independent businesses.

Open an Etsy Shop

Learn more about turning your passion into a business on Etsy.

Connect with a supportive community.

Share and learn from like–minded business owners with Etsy Teams.

Join an Etsy Team

Support a creative entrepreneur.

Empower an artisan with a loan.

Help an artisan start or grow an independent business — and build a better life.

Give a Loan on Kiva

Endorse an artisan.

Kiva Zip requires that artisans be endorsed by a Trustee. By becoming a Trustee, you vouch for an artisan, enabling them to access financial and social capital from the Kiva Zip community. Trustees can be individuals or groups.

Become a Trustee
About Etsy

With over 900,000 shops and 60 million unique visitors per month, Etsy is the online marketplace where people connect to buy and sell unique goods. Etsy's mission is to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world.

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About Kiva

Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the Internet and a network of microfinance institutions, individuals can lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity for artisans worldwide.