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What is the TripAdvisor / Kiva partnership and how can I participate?

This partnership with Kiva gives eligible TripAdvisor reviewers the opportunity to lend US $25, funded by TripAdvisor, to small business owners and communities in the places they visit. When a member reviews a hotel, holiday rental, restaurant, or attraction in a Kiva-supported country (other than the United States) on select TripAdvisor sites (US (.com), UK, Canada, Ireland, or Australia), that reviewer is eligible to direct a US $25 micro-loan from TripAdvisor to a recipient in that country. Loans are entirely funded through a US $250,000 contribution from TripAdvisor - there is no cost to you to participate.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Travellers residing in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, or Australia may participate.
  • The review must be for a business located in a Kiva-supported country other than the United States,
  • and must be submitted through one of these TripAdvisor sites: US (.com), UK, Canada, Ireland, or Australia.
  • Micro-loan gifts will only be offered for the reviewer's first review for each eligible country.

Here's how it works:

  1. Log on to www.tripadvisor.co.uk.
  2. Find a hotel, holiday rental, restaurant, or attraction that you've been to in one of the Kiva-supported countries (other than the United States).
  3. Add your review on TripAdvisor (US (.com), UK, Canada, Ireland, or Australia sites) so that other travellers may benefit from your experience.
  4. After submitting a review, you will receive an e-mail from TripAdvisor with information about the micro-loan. This e-mail directs you to Kiva.org, where the US $25 micro-loan gift will be applied.
  5. Check out the potential borrowers in that country, and select one to receive the micro-loan from TripAdvisor.

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

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