TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, and Kiva, the world’s first microlending platform, have launched a unique new partnership connecting travelers from the TripAdvisor community with Kiva borrowers in countries the travelers have visited.
“This partnership combines the power of TripAdvisor’s crowdsourcing and Kiva’s crowdfunding to make meaningful change in the world,” said Premal Shah, President of Kiva. “As global citizens none of us are visitors, we are all connected. Nothing makes this more clear than when we travel. Through this partnership, the affinity you develop for the people and places you visit can continue when you return home. In most places in the world, often only a relatively small amount of money stands between a person and their dream to start or expand their shop, send their children to school.”