Parents' Guide to

Kiva - Lend for Good

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Search for people to help with micro-loans around the world.

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Is It Any Good?

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While this lending app isn't necessarily geared toward kids, there's a ton of learning potential for kids to explore their world and empathy for others. The fill-in-the-blank search tool makes it especially easy for families to talk about who they might want to help. Since there's a lot of text in these profiles, it will probably work best for kids and adults to browse them together, especially so adults can help talk through the steps for receiving and repaying a loan and the kinds of needs that borrowers describe.

Kiva - Lend for Good is a great way to involve the whole family in exploring social responsibility and making a difference. As they explore the profiles, families can talk about what it takes to make a small business grow, the difference between giving and lending, what it means to lend money to those in need, and, when loans get repaid, personal accountability. Kids and adults alike will appreciate the details of each person's story, making lending through Kiva seem personal and real. Plus, when a loan is repaid, families can choose a new person or business to share that money with. There's something powerful about seeing your money continue to help people in need around the world.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Skills: Responsibility & Ethics: fiscal responsibility, respect for others
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: March 28, 2020
  • Category: Other
  • Topics: Activism
  • Publisher: Kiva
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 12.2 or later.
  • Last updated: April 2, 2020

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