Kiva Discussion

Recently there has been an avalanche of blog posts and articles and responses surrounding Kiva’s lending practices. While mostly everyone maintains that Kiva is a great source of good, there has been meaningful debate over best practices in international funding of microfinance and transparency in charitable fundraising. Kiva co-founder Matt Flannery has weighed in and also proposed changes to the explanations on Kiva’s website.

Tim Ogden has managed to track the full debate.


A collection of observations, thoughts and experienced going back to 2010.