Kiva, the missing piece of a puzzle to boost rice farmers

In a recent report from the Oxford Business School, it was estimated that 66% of Ghana’s rice consumption was supported by imports.

Lessons of life from the women of rural Nicaragua

During my fellowship in Nicaragua I have come across some incredible borrowers, and their stories have touched me profoundly. What I didn't know, was that these borrowers would teach me some invaluable life lessons too.

My experience as a Kiva partner impact fellow

My first assignment involved working with 2 partners - 1 in Kenya and 1 in Rwanda - to identify opportunities in their product portfolio to introduce new products or tweak existing products for the impact evaluation project.

2017 year in review: In uncertain times, strangers lighting up lives

Take a deep breath and join us in the Kiva universe–a kind and compassionate corner of the internet where people help each other improve their lives, every day.

Georgia on my mind

Georgia has one of the oldest histories of any country on Earth. In fact, the recent discovery of 8,000-year-old storage containers show that Georgians may be the first inventors of wine.

Links we like: The compost crusader, Batman and Kiva's latest news

Enjoy a list of sustainable travel gifts, stories surrounding success and an update of what's new with Kiva as we move into the new year.

Volunteer spotlight: “I like the way we help people help themselves”

This month we celebrate 3 of our incredible volunteers who work in 4 different languages - Audhild, Brigette and Kristin.

Where hammocks come from

Hammocks are as much of a Salvadorian staple as the pupusa, and they’re woven ubiquitously throughout the culture.

Reaching financially excluded populations: How interest rates play a role

One fellow's experience into the unseen costs of administering microloans.

How to allow yourself to take a vacation as a business owner

Being your own boss is an attractive notion, and for those who turn that notion into a reality, it can be rewarding.


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