Apr 14, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This month the Kiva community was joined by amazing organizations doing good around the world. All these organizations empower individuals and give them the opportunities to improve their lives and of those around them. From empowering smallholder farmers with access to markets and providing jobs and higher education to low income youths to creating a network of successful women to mentor young...

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Apr 8, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the third post in a geography quiz series to expand your knowledge of the countries where Kiva works. Lend to Oceanian entrepreneurs ... Continue Reading >>

Apr 7, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

April is the Month of Microfinance and the perfect time to share how microfinance has touched our lives. This story comes from Gordon Thompson, one of Kiva’s amazing fellows who work in the field and play an integral role in facilitating partnerships between Kiva and our Field Partners. In many ways they are a bridge connecting lenders and borrowers around the world. From traveling woes to forging...

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Apr 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Eat up: Edible eating utensils make meals 0% waste. Simple math: If 100 people lived on Earth.
What's next?: Is microfinance the next step in financial inclusion?
Say what?: How different languages impact your world view.
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Mar 23, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

We have welcomed some great partners in the past month on Kiva. They strive to increase organic production of eggs and share the benefits of responsible tourism with small communities in Thailand, and expand access to market for Indonesian smallholder farmers. Learn more about the changes these organizations are bringing about for these local families!


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Mar 22, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

If you believe everyone should have access to clean drinking water, help Kiva and its partners like Evidence Action and People’s Forum by lending ... Continue Reading >>

Mar 17, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

“Talk about feeling powerful– we can be the bank of our community because we love this community, we understand it and we’re going to invest in our neighbors." -Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, at the Kiva Oakland launch  


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Mar 16, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Support Shawn and other small business owners in Oakland, as Oakland becomes an official Kiva city on March 16, 2016. By ... Continue Reading >>

Mar 15, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

We are so proud to announce the launch of Kiva Oakland, in partnership with Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf, to bring 0% interest crowdfunded loans to hundreds of Oakland small business owners. Kiva Oakland supports businesses that are socially impactful and financially excluded from mainstream lending options. “This initiative is a virtuous circle of opportunity for Oakland where the return on investment is measured more by character than credit scores,” said Schaaf. “We’re giving residents a critical way to directly support the small businesses that are the backbone and creative engine of... Continue Reading >>

Mar 11, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Support Natasha and other small business owners in Oakland, as Oakland becomes an official Kiva city on March 16, 2016. By ... Continue Reading >>