Kiva blog posts

Meerim’s Story: Paving the way for her sisters in Kyrgyzstan

Meerim is pursuing her dream of diplomacy, to introduce her country and everything she loves about it to other nations around the world.

Regina’s Dream: Empowering Bali artisans

Bali’s many artisans are renowned for their craft, and Kiva’s Field Partner NOVICA is working to help them preserve their culture and share it with new audiences around the world.

Toya’s Dream: To overcome tragedy with beauty

“While I was repairing my inner self I was able to at least look better, and that made me…regain my confidence,"

Mukula’s Dream: A better future for her boys

Like many women in India, Mukula was a child bride. Now she runs a weaving business with 2 employees out of the workshop in her home. 

Ki’s Dream: To define herself, by her own rules

San Francisco’s Tenderloin became Ki’s home, and she worked tirelessly for years in various restaurants. Eventually, she knew it was time to create her own definition.

Pamela’s Dream: Creating hope for HIV-positive women

Pamela is a woman whose smile radiates confidence and joy. After the single mother found out she was HIV positive in 1999, that confidence was tested to the limits

Lourdes’s Dream: To show the world a woman’s worth

Lourdes was only 18 when she says her world came crashing down around her.


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