"Something I could not pass up"

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"

Everything else is done by hand. Everything. When I say that integrity is important to the business, I really mean it.

"The wonders of Kiva"

While I was developing the business plan I encountered a few challenges to gather the funds necessary to expand my food trucks kitchen and modernize the interior design of the truck.

"Second chances never tasted so good"

Our passion is to create criminally delicious snack foods while building our pipeline of talented employees from the best and the brightest individuals, including those who have previously found their way into the prison system and need a second chance.

"Holy cow! I should do it!"

Our mission and vision is to help people to have an alternative to the shelf-stable, dry, heavily processed, sugary-sweet things that we all frequently snack on.

Albania: A travel love story

Albania has a gigantic, generous heart, and I found it last weekend in the country’s beautiful north. This is a love story. Perhaps not the typical kind of love story, but I promise it's still chock full of the real stuff.

How a beekeeper found hope after the California fires

In the early hours of Oct. 8, residents of Santa Rosa, Calif., awoke to a real-life nightmare as they watched flames cascade over the hills toward their homes.

Meet Ola Smart, CEO of Mountain Lion Ag in Sierra Leone

Forced to go to Guinea in exile for 2 years during the civil war, he returned to his native country that stood almost in total chaos after a long decade of rebel war.

Expanding social impact in Armenia

This story began with an unchaperoned borrower verification trip and ended up with a deep dive into the exciting social enterprise scene in Armenia.

4 ways to improve your loan’s chance of being approved

Every week the Kiva loan review team looks at over 100 loan applications, and we prioritize loans that meet these four qualifications.

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