Behind the Scenes… The Trilogy: Training 23 Kiva Agents

Weaving, Women, and Justice in Guatemala

Today in Guatemala's Supreme Court, closing arguments are being delivered in the trial of former head of state, Efraín Ríos Montt on the accusations of genocide and crimes against humanity.


That's right. Kiva has officially reached 1 MILLION borrowers with loans around the world!


Microfinance 101: Guatemala Video Lessons "From the Field to the Classroom" [VIDEOS]

Last year, I served as a substitute teacher in my hometown of Minnetonka, Minnesota. 

"Soup for the soul"

"Ignoring the naysayers"

- Michael, Sprouted Minds

"Getting us off the ground"

- Arthur, Drums and Crumbs

Hi, my name is Arthur Chang. I’m one of the co-owners of Drums & Crumbs, a food truck based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in Southern Cuisine, specifically fried chicken, and we’ve been in business for a couple of years now.

"Something I could not pass up"

- Meyta, Go-Streatery

Hi Everyone,

My name is Meyta Saetern and I live in Oakland, CA. My business is Go-Streatery. Please check us out at

How did I find out about Kiva? I needed money and I needed it quick. I didn’t know how long it would take for me to reach my goal of 10k but I knew that to get a jump start on my dreams, it was worth a shot.

"Something that comes from the heart"

- Ramni, King Knish

"The wonders of Kiva"

- Maria, Cool Hope Ice Cream

Since early on in my life I have being known as a bit of a planner, obsessive at times. I agree with this description and have embraced it as such! I strongly believe that one can be born as a creative spirit, who sees opportunity in the bleakest of moments.


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