Kiva blog posts

Jean Bosco developed his own biofuel prototype that caught the attention of many influential people - including former President Obama.

3 sisters are united by the same vision for their fish farm, the first of its kind in their district in Zimbabwe, and a strong work ethic.

At just 23 years old, Chloe is the founder and CEO of BlackFem, a non-profit venture capital firm that teaches financial literacy to women and girls of color in under-served communities.

Like farmers across southern Africa, Cynthia is worried about the drought. The region is experiencing one of the driest years in decades, and the lack of rain is all the farmers in her rural Zimbabwe community are talking about.

When Abaynesh, a designer in New York, fulfilled her dream of creating her own eyewear brand, she named it Jembere in honor of her roots.

Leila is constantly smiling, and beams with pride when talking about her farm. But behind her sunny exterior, she carries a story of extreme hardship and perseverance.

For Kone, a designer and tailor, achieving his dream of owning his own business in Nairobi has been a long journey, both mentally and physically.

Four years ago, Sebastian started working on his dream: opening The Social Club Grooming Company, an environmentally friendly grooming salon in Detroit.

On just about every Saturday from May through October, you can find Chancey and her husband Dennis at their stall under a banner that reads ‘Banana Manna’ in the Greenville, South Carolina farmer’s market.

After working as a successful account manager in the office furniture industry, Shawn decided he needed to do something that truly “fed his soul.”

Najah, whose name means “Success” in Arabic, comes from a Bedouin background and is now a successful business woman herself.