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.

Ernestina is a skilled carver making a name for herself in a male-dominated craft

Ernestina, an artisan in Ghana, is dressed to the nines for company but doesn’t hesitate for a moment to climb into her carving workshop and show us how it’s done.

Light up a life: A family fishing business making college dreams a reality

Flordelisa is a fisherwoman living in the Philippines. Ignited by the desire to send her children to college, she searched for a way to provide access to a good education. 

7 travel blogs we love (and you should follow!)

Lending on Kiva is of course one of the ways we maintain that connection, and so is living vicariously through travel writers.

As Puerto Rico recovers from Hurricane Maria, small business loans can play important role

In San Juan, Puerto Rico, a Kiva borrower named Matilsha is fighting for her livelihood in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

How a toilet brought together 4 people on 3 continents with a special connection

On June 22, 2017, Kiva’s community of lenders hit $1 billion in loans to over 2 million borrowers, crisscrossing the world with connections of care and support.

A family fishing business making college dreams a reality

Flordelisa is a hard working woman in the Philippines who puts her children above all.

Intern insights: A final look

Now past their mid-internship point, we sat down with a few of them to hear about their work and how their time at Kiva has impacted them thus far.

Kiva welcomes new CEO: Neville Crawley

We are honored and excited to announce Neville Crawley as Kiva’s Chief Executive Officer.

5 essential books for compassionate world-changing innovators

The books below share informative, inspirational and innovative approaches to solving global problems.


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