Kiva blog posts

Kiva borrower Tiffany Lacsado, founder and co-owner of Oakland’s The Lei Company Cooperative, Inc, is using her business to honor her Pacific Islander heritage on her own terms.

Find a list of holidays, innovative ideas and commemorable actions that are all worth celebrating.  

As we pass the mark of the 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.

Read about photography as a tool for healing, a musical tradition brought back to life, or an artist who uses New York City to discuss the influx of global refugees.

The solar-powered cookstoves produced and distributed by Kiva partner African Clean Energy are no ordinary cookstoves: they cut fuel consumption, create healthier air in homes and feature a USB outlet to charge cellphones or run LED lamps.

These stories represent the efforts of innovative people to change narratives and re-think the status quo.

Whether it's women gathering to prevent injustices or a man fulfilling a lofty dream, below are stories of how people use their resources and circumstances to create something meaningful. 

Take a look at these stories to see how people everywhere, from fourth graders to 60-year-old adventurers, are trying to change the world by daring to be bold.

Imagine that one quarter of your country’s population is made up of refugees living in informal camps. That’s the reality in Lebanon today.

Kiva just hit $1 billion in life-changing loans to people around the world! This is the first in a two-part series tracing Kiva’s path from nonprofit startup to nonprofit unicorn pushing the boundaries of lending.

She exudes passion and entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with a calm, steady resolve and a thick skin that allows her to succeed, defying society’s traditional expectations for a woman in the male-dominated coffee industry.

Keely discovered that New York City’s rooftops are great places to grow organic greens and hops, and create community around urban organic farming.