Kiva Rochester Crowdfunded Loans

Empowering Rochester's entrepreneurs with accessible small business loans!

Kiva provides crowdfunded business loans of $1,000-$15,000 at 0% interest and with no fees. Borrowers use their loans for projects such as renovations, purchasing pieces of equipment, or moving into store fronts. The Kiva Rochester team helps Rochester entrepreneurs navigate Kiva, an international nonprofit stationed in San Francisco. Kiva loans are crowdfunded, $25 at a time by individual lenders on the Kiva platform. Kiva expands access to capital for entrepreneurs and is an ideal partner for the City and REDCO in supporting small businesses. 

The Kiva Rochester team helps local entrepreneurs through the Kiva loan application, fundraising, and repayment processes. Learn more about the Rochester businesses that funded Kiva loans in our program's first and second years.

Learn more about Kiva's 0% interest small business loans here. See who's fundraising in Rochester today here!