Blog posts tagged with refugees

Jun 6, 2018 KV Kiva HQ

The Kiva community is rallying to raise $1 million in loans for refugees and internally displaced people by World Refugee Day, June 20.

When Samira and her family fled the violence of the civil war in Syria for Lebanon, they thought they would be back in their own home within months, with enough time to get the kids enrolled in the next school session....

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Jun 6, 2017 KV Kiva HQ

Learn how you can participate in Kiva’s new World Refugee Fund.

Imagine that one quarter of your country’s population is made up of refugees living in informal camps. That’s the reality in Lebanon today. More than 1 million Syrian refugees now live in the country, and 7 out of 10 of those families live in extreme poverty.

Many refugee families have been in Lebanon since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War or even longer.

Mohammad, a Syrian refugee in...
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Jun 6, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Kigali, Rwanda. Photo by Flickr user oledoe.


I’ve only seen the film Hotel Rwanda twice.

The first time, I was alone on my parents’ couch in small-town Oklahoma. I tend to want to be emotionally prepared for heavy films with difficult subject matter, but when do you ever feel prepared enough to bear witness to such a magnitude of senseless violence and tragedy as what happened in Rwanda?

The answer is never, so I finally just took a deep breath and hit play.... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Brandon Smith

For years, Ki has been defined by the struggles that surrounded her.

Dropout. As a child, she had to skip school for many years as she worked at her family’s grocery store in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Refugee. When civil war broke out, she and her family found refuge on a relative’s farm in a rural area.

It wasn’t over. In the middle of a night in 1979, Ki was forced to flee from that temporary location to...

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Sep 9, 2014 KV Kiva HQ
Ibdaa Microfinance SAL
Lebanon

Serving Vulnerable Refugee Communities


Who are they?
Ibdaa Microfinance SAL aims to improve the unemployment rate of Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon by providing loans to entrepreneurs in these communities.  The organization puts a special emphasis on youth entrepreneurs, and ensures that each young borrower is matched with a mentor to provide business development services and insight.  

You'll love them...
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Blog posts tagged with refugees

Jun 6, 2018 KV Kiva HQ

The Kiva community is rallying to raise $1 million in loans for refugees and internally displaced people by World Refugee Day, June 20.

When Samira and her family fled the violence of the civil war in Syria for Lebanon, they thought they would be back in their own home within months, with enough time to get the kids enrolled in the next school session....

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2017 KV Kiva HQ

Learn how you can participate in Kiva’s new World Refugee Fund.

Imagine that one quarter of your country’s population is made up of refugees living in informal camps. That’s the reality in Lebanon today. More than 1 million Syrian refugees now live in the country, and 7 out of 10 of those families live in extreme poverty.

Many refugee families have been in Lebanon since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War or even longer.

Mohammad, a Syrian refugee in...
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Kigali, Rwanda. Photo by Flickr user oledoe.


I’ve only seen the film Hotel Rwanda twice.

The first time, I was alone on my parents’ couch in small-town Oklahoma. I tend to want to be emotionally prepared for heavy films with difficult subject matter, but when do you ever feel prepared enough to bear witness to such a magnitude of senseless violence and tragedy as what happened in Rwanda?

The answer is never, so I finally just took a deep breath and hit play.... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Brandon Smith

For years, Ki has been defined by the struggles that surrounded her.

Dropout. As a child, she had to skip school for many years as she worked at her family’s grocery store in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Refugee. When civil war broke out, she and her family found refuge on a relative’s farm in a rural area.

It wasn’t over. In the middle of a night in 1979, Ki was forced to flee from that temporary location to...

Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2014 KV Kiva HQ
Ibdaa Microfinance SAL
Lebanon

Serving Vulnerable Refugee Communities


Who are they?
Ibdaa Microfinance SAL aims to improve the unemployment rate of Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon by providing loans to entrepreneurs in these communities.  The organization puts a special emphasis on youth entrepreneurs, and ensures that each young borrower is matched with a mentor to provide business development services and insight.  

You'll love them...
Continue Reading >>
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