Kiva West Allis

Kiva is a crowdfunding program that provides 0% interest loans to entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. 

About Kiva

Kiva is an international nonprofit whose goal is to help underserved communities thrive by increasing access to financial services. By crowdfunding loans through its online platform, Kiva unlocks capital for women, people of color, immigrants, veterans, and lower-income entrepreneurs from all over the world. Anyone can become a Kiva lender and help make entrepreneurship more inclusive by loaning as little as $25. 

Unlike loans from traditional lenders, other microlenders, or other crowdfunding platforms, Kiva US offers loans from $1,000 to $15,000 that are 0% interest and fee free with applications that require no credit score, collateral, business plan, or financial statements.


  • 0% interest loans from $1,000 - $15,000
  • No fees
  • Terms up to 36 months
  • Crowdfunded by borrower’s personal and professional networks as well as Kiva’s lenders

Learn more at Kiva US.

West Allis Partnership

West Allis is a proud partner of Kiva and is excited to help grow our local entrepreneurial community. West Allis was designated a Kiva City in May 2019.

This partnership means our small businesses will have access to additional capital. The City of West Allis made a three-year commitment, allocating $100,000, to provide matching funds for West Allis businesses that secure loans through Kiva.

Learn More

Email Lisa Sullivan, the Kiva West Allis Capital Access Manager, or give Lisa a call at 414-395-4544 for more information.

  1. Economic Development

  2. Patrick Schloss

    Economic Development Executive Director

  3. Shaun Mueller

    Development Project Manager

  4. Carson Coffield

    Economic Development Specialist