Kiva blog posts

This month we celebrate 3 of our incredible volunteers who work in 4 different languages - Audhild, Brigette and Kristin.

Ernestina, an artisan in Ghana, is dressed to the nines for company but doesn’t hesitate for a moment to climb into her carving workshop and show us how it’s done.

On June 22, 2017, Kiva’s community of lenders hit $1 billion in loans to over 2 million borrowers, crisscrossing the world with connections of care and support.

The books below share informative, inspirational and innovative approaches to solving global problems.

We have gift ideas for all the special people on your list!

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.