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4 2012

TripAdvisor and Kiva partner to make a difference

Kiva makes a difference

As global travelers, we know that a foreign country and its people can sometimes leave a lasting impression. Even after returning home, we often wish there was some way to show gratitude for the unique memories and experiences. Thanks to a new partnership TripAdvisor just formed with Kiva, the world’s first microlending nonprofit, you can now give back to your favorite country, and it’s as easy as posting a review.


This new partnership gives travelers the opportunity to lend $25 to small business owners and communities in the places they visit. The program seeks to help alleviate poverty and give TripAdvisor users a chance to be part of something great. $25 may seem small, but to a seamstress in Cambodia, a farmer in Peru, or a fisherman in Indonesia, that amount could translate to a shop of their own or clean water in their homes. And since it’s fully funded by TripAdvisor (i.e. free for you!), there’s no reason not to participate.


Here’s how it works:
1. Log on to


2. Find a hotel, vacation rental, restaurant, or attraction that you’ve been to in one of the 66 Kiva-supported countries outside of the United States.


3. Share your experience so that other travelers may benefit from your wisdom.


4. After submitting a review, you will receive an email from TripAdvisor with information about the microloan. This email directs you to, where the $25 microloan gift will be applied.


5. Check out the potential borrowers in that country, and select the one that moves you the most.


That’s it! Thanks for helping us to make the world a better place.

Categories: TripAdvisor News

14 thoughts on “TripAdvisor and Kiva partner to make a difference

  1. Not sure, but I think I missed something? How does Trip Advisor know that the review I’m doing is supporting the Kiva initiative.

    Also… does the US count toward these reviews?!

  2. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this,
    like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do
    with some pics to drive the message home a little bit,
    but instead of that, this is wonderful blog. A great read.
    I’ll certainly be back.

  3. Hello, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.

    When I look at

    your blog site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it

    has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, awesome blog!

  4. Hmm is anyone еlse еnсountering ρroblems with thе pictures on this blog loading?
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  5. When I click on the link, it goes to the site, but at no point do I find a way that I don’t have to pay for the $25 loan. The email from tripadvisor doesn’t have a code associated, so not sure what step I am missing.

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