Nov 20, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Attention all educators and parents!
Thanks to a generous donation, Kiva is able to give away FREE Kiva Credits for classrooms or clubs to learn about the world through microfinance.
Just send an email to Kiva U with 1 sentence or more, answering this question:
How do you (or how will you) use Kiva in your classroom or school club?
We’ll send you as many credits as you need* for each of your students to try lending for free...
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Nov 13, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Not only do Kiva fellows provide support for borrowers and Field Partners all over the world, but the images they capture provide a visual connection for all of us. Over the course of their fellowships thus far, our fellows have submitted some captivating photos and we're excited to share some of them with you. This week, we're highlighting images captured throughout Latin America and Kenya.  
In the rural town of Pucará in northern Peru lives Avelino, a 62-year-old coffee farmer. As our fellow in Peru Gordon Thompson puts it: “there is... Continue Reading >>

Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

This post is the second of a 3 part series highlighting some of the innovative loans that the Kiva community has helped us test and scale.


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Nov 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Beautiful and other-worldly: the Fukang Meteorite is a wonder to behold.  
10 million reasons: Our direct-lending program reaches $10 million lent!
Must see: CGAP's annual photo contest highlights how different people around the world access financial services.
Hope: A transformational story of a farmer from one of our Field Partners.
Fun and sweet: National flags made from national foods.
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Nov 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Meerim is pursuing her dream of diplomacy, to introduce her country and everything she loves about it to other nations around the world. She is an ambassador for all girls who dream to follow in her footsteps someday. Read her story and watch her video at Kiva's Medium Page. Continue Reading >>

Nov 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Photo courtesy of EarthSpark International.

This post is the first of a 3 part series highlighting some of the innovative loans that the Kiva community has helped us test and scale.

There are 1.3 billion people worldwide who live without access to electricity. What does that mean exactly? It means that those 1.3 billion individuals experience limited, if any, access to clean water...

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Nov 2, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva's Speakers Program | Helpful tips and information for speakers Thank you for joining us to speak at an event and spread Kiva's work and mission to a larger community. The Speakers Program is a way to connect and reach out to individuals and communities interested in microfinance, poverty alleviation and the role Kiva plays in the global community by bringing a Kiva...

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Oct 30, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva fellows are our eyes and ears out in the field and are such an integral part of the organization. As they work for the greater good, they also get to experience life in different countries and all the wonders of encountering another culture. This week our fellows taught us something about the culture of the city or country they are currently working in!
"This past Friday was the local "Fire Festival... Continue Reading >>

Oct 27, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

The Kiva staff celebrating a decade of impact outside Kiva's headquarters in San Francisco. In October of 2005, Kiva was founded as a nonprofit and an incredible journey began. Ten years later, Kiva has grown into a global force for good and a place where acts of mutual respect, kindness and faith occur every hour of every day. We’ll be celebrating a decade of impact over the next year and have so much in store to share with you. But we wanted to take this moment to extend a very sincere thank you to all Kiva borrowers, lenders, Field Partners, volunteers and staff. Look... Continue Reading >>

Oct 23, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Health tips: Elephants have a secret weapon to staying cancer free in their genes.
The tech track: Nairobits teaches young girls to code in Kenya. 
A fluffy recluse: This magic rabbit hasn't been seen in 20 years.
Must watch: If you build a robot, that robot will build it...
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