Blog posts tagged with kiva

Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the third post in a geography quiz series to expand your knowledge of the countries where Kiva works. Lend to Oceanian entrepreneurs ... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

April is the Month of Microfinance and the perfect time to share how microfinance has touched our lives. This story comes from Gordon Thompson, one of Kiva’s amazing fellows who work in the field and play an integral role in facilitating partnerships between Kiva and our Field Partners. In many ways they are a bridge connecting lenders and borrowers around the world. From traveling woes to forging...

Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Eat up: Edible eating utensils make meals 0% waste.


Simple math: If 100 people lived on Earth.
 
What's next?: Is microfinance the next step in financial inclusion?
 
 
Say what?: How different languages impact your world view.
...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

We have welcomed some great partners in the past month on Kiva. They strive to increase organic production of eggs and share the benefits of responsible tourism with small communities in Thailand, and expand access to market for Indonesian smallholder farmers. Learn more about the changes these organizations are bringing about for these local families!

...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

If you believe everyone should have access to clean drinking water, help Kiva and its partners like Evidence Action and People’s Forum by lending ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

“Talk about feeling powerful– we can be the bank of our community because we love this community, we understand it and we’re going to invest in our neighbors." -Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, at the Kiva Oakland launch
 

... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Brandon Smith.

After working as a successful account manager in the office furniture industry, Shawn decided he needed to do something that truly “fed his soul.” From a very early age, he had been interested in food, especially desserts. Desserts had always taken center stage at his family’s parties when he was growing up. Shawn’s mother had supported this interest by encouraging him to get his hands into ingredients and transform them into sweet creations.

With his...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

We are so proud to announce the launch of Kiva Oakland, in partnership with Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf, to bring 0% interest crowdfunded loans to hundreds of Oakland small business owners.

Kiva Oakland supports businesses that are socially impactful and financially excluded from mainstream lending options.

“This initiative is a virtuous circle of opportunity for Oakland where the return on investment is measured more by character than credit scores,” said Schaaf. “We’re giving residents a critical way to directly support the small businesses that are the... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Support Natasha and other small business owners in Oakland, as Oakland becomes an official Kiva city on March 16, 2016. By ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Photos by Brandon Smith and Kiva Fellows, Katie Kerr, Kari Derenzi and Krittika Kaewmamuang.



1. The best way to travel around Cambodia is by _____, officially known as remorque-moto.

A. Jeepney
B. Tuk-tuk
C. Junk
D. Songthaew


2. The importance of rice in this country’s culture is evidenced by their reverence of rice goddess Dewi Sri.

A. China
B. India
C. Indonesia
D. Malaysia




3. Vietnam’s...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Thanks to your generosity, Kiva had a record-breaking International Women's Day celebration to support women around the world! In 1 week, Kiva lenders and supporters funded nearly $4.5 million in loans to women, and $2.7 million on International Women's Day alone.

More loans were funded on International Women's Day 2016 than on any other day in Kiva's history!

More than 40,000 lenders participated during the week, and more than 14,000 women borrowers were successfully funded. 

Kiva lenders helped activate $1 million in... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Share this image and tag 5 friends to invite them to lend on Kiva for International Women's Day:
 


Thanks to your enthusiasm and support, we just hit our $1 million goal for International Women's Day! But we still have until midnight on March 8 to make an even bigger impact for women entrepreneurs around the world, so we're announcing a stretch goal of $2 million!

We need your help to hit this goal, but this time we're not asking you to lend. We're asking current Kiva lenders to help us... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ



This is the third in our ‘Invest in her, invest in change’ series celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs around the world. Join Kiva in crowdfunding $1 million in loans to women...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 PS Palestinian Territory
Najah plans to get another loan to grow her business and build a new home for her family.

This story is part of Kiva’s International Women’s Day Campaign. Through March 8th, we’ll be sharing inspiring stories of women borrowers. You can back a woman entrepreneur today on Kiva.

Story by Kiva Fellow Rachel Moore and Diana Baule, Kiva marketing intern. Photos by Eric Brandt.

Najah, whose name means “Success” in Arabic, comes from a Bedouin background and is now a successful...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Lindiwe in her store, where she produces her homemade ‘Lee Juice’

Lindiwe, 22, beams with pride as she presents bottles of her homemade juice and soda to customers at her shop in rural Zimbabwe. Each bottle has a hand-glued label that reads ‘Lee Juice,’ inspired by her nickname. She has big plans to make it a household name.
 

“I want my name to go far!” she says. “I want to create as many employees as I can, especially girls.... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 GT Guatemala, KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Kelly Diggins

Tecpan is a town located in the central plateau region of Guatemala, about 2 hours drive from Guatemala City. In one of its rural communities live 9 women with unique businesses, ranging from weaving to agriculture, who joined together to create the lending group Las Girasoles Tecpanecas (the Tecpan Sunflowers).

The Tecpan Sunflowers: Fidelina, Irma, Dolores, Maria...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


There’s been so much talk lately about standing with women -- as strong voices in Hollywood, as leaders in business and as the backbone of communities.

But there’s a way you can take action, to send a message and empower women and girls around the world who just want the opportunity to build better lives for themselves.

In every corner of the globe... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
At Kiva, we believe that access to safe, affordable capital can enable people to work towards their dreams and create better lives for themselves and their communities. This is true for people around the world, from the farmer in India, to the artisan in Guatemala, to the shop owner in Oakland, California.

The vast majority of loans on Kiva (more than 95%) are to people in developing countries, but we also facilitate loans in the United States to borrowers who are financially excluded and socially impactful.

While an entrepreneur in the U.S. may appear to have access... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Truth tellers: How did countries rank in corruption in 2015?
 
When farmers rule the world: New UN report says small-scale organic farming is how to feed the world.
 
Beginners guide: How to really use Facebook's new emojis.
 
No 'I' in...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

It’s hard to believe our 29th class of fellows, KF29, has been in the field for 4 weeks already! They’ve started visiting borrowers and understanding the country they are in, and have reported some great stories with fantastic pictures. We asked them to share with us...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Five months ago, a group of thirty enthusiastic and passionate individuals from around the globe came together to be a part of Kiva's 16th internship class.


...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Last but not least, please meet David, team captain of Safe Girls Team...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
A different take: Using farming in Kenya to improve HIV outcomes.


Beep beep!: Financial literacy on wheels.
 
For the kids: This year, the first TB drug specifically for children will be available.
 
Evolution: Look how much as changed in 35...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


Welcome to our second team captain spotlight! Today, we would like you to meet Craig, captain of the ...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the first post in a geography quiz series that will feature Kiva borrowers, partners and fellows from a specific...

Continue Reading >>

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Blog posts tagged with kiva

Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the third post in a geography quiz series to expand your knowledge of the countries where Kiva works. Lend to Oceanian entrepreneurs ... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

April is the Month of Microfinance and the perfect time to share how microfinance has touched our lives. This story comes from Gordon Thompson, one of Kiva’s amazing fellows who work in the field and play an integral role in facilitating partnerships between Kiva and our Field Partners. In many ways they are a bridge connecting lenders and borrowers around the world. From traveling woes to forging...

Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Eat up: Edible eating utensils make meals 0% waste.


Simple math: If 100 people lived on Earth.
 
What's next?: Is microfinance the next step in financial inclusion?
 
 
Say what?: How different languages impact your world view.
...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

We have welcomed some great partners in the past month on Kiva. They strive to increase organic production of eggs and share the benefits of responsible tourism with small communities in Thailand, and expand access to market for Indonesian smallholder farmers. Learn more about the changes these organizations are bringing about for these local families!

...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

If you believe everyone should have access to clean drinking water, help Kiva and its partners like Evidence Action and People’s Forum by lending ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

“Talk about feeling powerful– we can be the bank of our community because we love this community, we understand it and we’re going to invest in our neighbors." -Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, at the Kiva Oakland launch
 

... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Brandon Smith.

After working as a successful account manager in the office furniture industry, Shawn decided he needed to do something that truly “fed his soul.” From a very early age, he had been interested in food, especially desserts. Desserts had always taken center stage at his family’s parties when he was growing up. Shawn’s mother had supported this interest by encouraging him to get his hands into ingredients and transform them into sweet creations.

With his...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

We are so proud to announce the launch of Kiva Oakland, in partnership with Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf, to bring 0% interest crowdfunded loans to hundreds of Oakland small business owners.

Kiva Oakland supports businesses that are socially impactful and financially excluded from mainstream lending options.

“This initiative is a virtuous circle of opportunity for Oakland where the return on investment is measured more by character than credit scores,” said Schaaf. “We’re giving residents a critical way to directly support the small businesses that are the... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Support Natasha and other small business owners in Oakland, as Oakland becomes an official Kiva city on March 16, 2016. By ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Photos by Brandon Smith and Kiva Fellows, Katie Kerr, Kari Derenzi and Krittika Kaewmamuang.



1. The best way to travel around Cambodia is by _____, officially known as remorque-moto.

A. Jeepney
B. Tuk-tuk
C. Junk
D. Songthaew


2. The importance of rice in this country’s culture is evidenced by their reverence of rice goddess Dewi Sri.

A. China
B. India
C. Indonesia
D. Malaysia




3. Vietnam’s...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Thanks to your generosity, Kiva had a record-breaking International Women's Day celebration to support women around the world! In 1 week, Kiva lenders and supporters funded nearly $4.5 million in loans to women, and $2.7 million on International Women's Day alone.

More loans were funded on International Women's Day 2016 than on any other day in Kiva's history!

More than 40,000 lenders participated during the week, and more than 14,000 women borrowers were successfully funded. 

Kiva lenders helped activate $1 million in... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Share this image and tag 5 friends to invite them to lend on Kiva for International Women's Day:
 


Thanks to your enthusiasm and support, we just hit our $1 million goal for International Women's Day! But we still have until midnight on March 8 to make an even bigger impact for women entrepreneurs around the world, so we're announcing a stretch goal of $2 million!

We need your help to hit this goal, but this time we're not asking you to lend. We're asking current Kiva lenders to help us... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ



This is the third in our ‘Invest in her, invest in change’ series celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs around the world. Join Kiva in crowdfunding $1 million in loans to women...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 PS Palestinian Territory
Najah plans to get another loan to grow her business and build a new home for her family.

This story is part of Kiva’s International Women’s Day Campaign. Through March 8th, we’ll be sharing inspiring stories of women borrowers. You can back a woman entrepreneur today on Kiva.

Story by Kiva Fellow Rachel Moore and Diana Baule, Kiva marketing intern. Photos by Eric Brandt.

Najah, whose name means “Success” in Arabic, comes from a Bedouin background and is now a successful...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Lindiwe in her store, where she produces her homemade ‘Lee Juice’

Lindiwe, 22, beams with pride as she presents bottles of her homemade juice and soda to customers at her shop in rural Zimbabwe. Each bottle has a hand-glued label that reads ‘Lee Juice,’ inspired by her nickname. She has big plans to make it a household name.
 

“I want my name to go far!” she says. “I want to create as many employees as I can, especially girls.... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 GT Guatemala, KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Kelly Diggins

Tecpan is a town located in the central plateau region of Guatemala, about 2 hours drive from Guatemala City. In one of its rural communities live 9 women with unique businesses, ranging from weaving to agriculture, who joined together to create the lending group Las Girasoles Tecpanecas (the Tecpan Sunflowers).

The Tecpan Sunflowers: Fidelina, Irma, Dolores, Maria...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


There’s been so much talk lately about standing with women -- as strong voices in Hollywood, as leaders in business and as the backbone of communities.

But there’s a way you can take action, to send a message and empower women and girls around the world who just want the opportunity to build better lives for themselves.

In every corner of the globe... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
At Kiva, we believe that access to safe, affordable capital can enable people to work towards their dreams and create better lives for themselves and their communities. This is true for people around the world, from the farmer in India, to the artisan in Guatemala, to the shop owner in Oakland, California.

The vast majority of loans on Kiva (more than 95%) are to people in developing countries, but we also facilitate loans in the United States to borrowers who are financially excluded and socially impactful.

While an entrepreneur in the U.S. may appear to have access... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Truth tellers: How did countries rank in corruption in 2015?
 
When farmers rule the world: New UN report says small-scale organic farming is how to feed the world.
 
Beginners guide: How to really use Facebook's new emojis.
 
No 'I' in...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

It’s hard to believe our 29th class of fellows, KF29, has been in the field for 4 weeks already! They’ve started visiting borrowers and understanding the country they are in, and have reported some great stories with fantastic pictures. We asked them to share with us...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Five months ago, a group of thirty enthusiastic and passionate individuals from around the globe came together to be a part of Kiva's 16th internship class.


...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Last but not least, please meet David, team captain of Safe Girls Team...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
A different take: Using farming in Kenya to improve HIV outcomes.


Beep beep!: Financial literacy on wheels.
 
For the kids: This year, the first TB drug specifically for children will be available.
 
Evolution: Look how much as changed in 35...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


Welcome to our second team captain spotlight! Today, we would like you to meet Craig, captain of the ...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the first post in a geography quiz series that will feature Kiva borrowers, partners and fellows from a specific...

Continue Reading >>

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