Meet Otis. He’s a happy guy who loves helping others and has been saving up his milk bones to make a loan on Kiva. We’re going to follow along as he gets acquainted with a new feature that can help him find loans he loves!

Time to start! First things first, the Kiva Lend page. Just need to find a borrower to fund, easy as peanut butter pie. 
1,838 loans to choose from! That sure does give a dog a lot of options - how to find someone I connect with?
Aha! Filters! 
Naturally, Otis is a fan of the underdog. And food.

Also a travel nut, Otis wants to fund people in some of his favorite countries.
There we go, 3 loans to choose from! That’s helpful! I’ll click the star to save this search so I can find these types of loans again.
And sign up for emails when new loans become available so I can keep helping people in my favorite places!

Now I can visit these searches, or manage my searches.
Then I can delete them, visit or sign up for email alerts.

This will be so helpful for my more hard to come by loans - like ones that are country or sector-specific.
Can’t wait to be emailed alerts so I can help even more people!

Time for a game of fetch to celebrate!


Thanks, Otis, for walking us through this new feature. We know it will make your lending experience easier - and we hope it helps other people too!


About the author

Aurora Lee

Aurora hails from New England and has a background in communications, systems management and economic development. She first realized her passion for nonprofits leveraging social media while working in web communications at MSF. She is incredibly excited to join the content team at Kiva and explore the juncture of technology and international development more thoroughly. She spent nearly a year working in Tanzania with students and was lucky enough to witness the spirit of small-scale entrepreneurship and how it impacts communities firsthand. She holds a BA from Princeton University where she concentrated in politics and was a member of the varsity swimming and diving team. Aurora is a long-suffering, occasionally jubilant, Arsenal fan and copes with being dog-less by volunteering at the SF SPCA.