Kiva blog posts

Cocotech is taking on underemployment and environmental contamination faced by coconut farmers in Colombia’s Caribbean coastal region. As a small to medium-sized enterprise, it operates in a financial ‘missing middle’ that requires innovative financing from nontraditional sources.

On April 22, the international community celebrated Earth Day. This week’s Links We Like looks back at publications around the world who featured pictures and stories of the planet.

Throughout much of the world, food security and hunger are, in large part, environmental issues. It is crucial to recognize how the climate change is affecting global agriculture, as well as the people who depend on local food production for their livelihoods and to meet nutritional needs.

This Earth Day, it's important to remember that about 1 in 10 people on Earth lack access to clean water. Read about some of the work being done by Kiva and its Field Partners to make sanitation and clean water access more equitable.

Kiva loves to celebrate its interns and the meaningful work that they accomplish every day. Now past their mid-internship point, we sat down with a few of them to hear about their work and how their time at Kiva has impacted them thus far. 

In a matter of days, Kiva lenders backed a $10,000 Kiva loan to one of the best restaurants in the United States at the beginning of April. To celebrate the success of the owner, an immigrant from Mexico, this week we're sharing stories of immigration and food.

What does breakfast look like in the places Kiva works? Our new series all about food around the world will bring you everything from bowls of porridge to plates of pastry in some of the different countries Kiva borrowers call home.

Kiva loves to celebrate its interns and the meaningful work that they accomplish every day. Halfway through the internship cycle, we sat down with a few of them to hear about their work and how their time at Kiva has impacted them.

This week’s Links We Like all come from the intersection of art, fashion and social consciousness, and explore the deeper impact of the clothes we wear and see on the runway.

Nestled in the center of Peru is a lush valley region with a notorious reputation as ‘cocaine valley.’ Peru is the world’s largest producer of cocaine.

To continue our celebration of International Women's Day, here are 6 stories of amazing women doing amazing things.

Phyllis’ life did not turn out the way she imagined it would. She never expected to get divorced, or be a single mother.