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5 essential books for compassionate world-changing innovators

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

Check out the Kiva holiday gift guide!

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

Lei Company Cooperative founder aims to reclaim Pacific Islander art form

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.

Links we like: Colorful celebrations, happy offices and a thousand stray dogs that find a home

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

Intern insights: A first look

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.

Links we like: Everyday-ideas transformed

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.

Stoves that cook up jobs, charge cellphones and keep kids healthy

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.

Links we like: Cars in the operating room, solar powered mosques and a sweeter solution to plastics

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

Links we like: stories of strength, creativity and shattering stigmas

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. 

Links we like: 9-year-olds at Nasa, trashy popsicles and lumber-filled luxury

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.


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