Kiva MFI Checker

By Chris Means Last update Oct 3, 2012 — Installed 5,223 times.

Script Summary: Highlights Kiva.org loan entries based upon the associated lender partner, and a white/black list to match them against.



Version: 1.01

Choices can be made as to the secularity of the lender partner, and how many social initiatives it has. A secular score can go from 1 (nonsecular with a religious agenda) to 4 (fully secular); a social score can also go from 1 (the partner solely offers microfinance) to 4 (outstanding social initiatives besides microfinance (examples: insurance, savings accounts, health care, education)).

The exact definitions and the list that this script is based on can be found at http://www.tinyurl.com/AASFSHNR-MFIs.

Selection options are:
  • Secular MFI (whitelist) – white are lender partners with a secular rating of 4
  • Secular loan policy (whitelist) – white are lender partners with a secular rating of 3-4
  • Social Initiatives (whitelist) – white are lender partners with a social rating of 4
  • Social goals (whitelist) – white are lender partners with a social rating of 3-4
  • Top Secular/Social (whitelist) – white are lender partners with a secular AND a social rating of 4
  • Generally Secular/Social (whitelist) – white are lender partners with a secular AND a social rating of 3-4