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.

An (a)maize-ing tale: Nigeria’s new farming revolution

Babban Gona is a unique Kiva partner because they do so much more than make loans. They support the farmer during the entire farming cycle.

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.

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