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How young men at a juvenile detention center became Kiva lenders

From inside a small juvenile detention center in Ontario, Canada, a group of young men have lent more than $2,000 to Kiva borrowers around the world.

A day in Yangon: Where to go, what to see and what to eat

Myanmar is a country of nearly 53 million, that is nestled between India and China. Yangon, its former capital, is a vibrant city known for its crumbling colonial buildings, amazing food and the famous Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Being one of the fastest growing cities in South East Asia, there is definitely no shortage of things to do, sights to see or foods to eat in Yangon. 

How a team of 5 mobilizes 400 volunteers to edit 250,000 Kiva loans each year

At Kiva, we simply could not have the impact we have in the world without the global corps of volunteers who help make it happen. We have to be smart about how we organize and leverage Kiva’s talented volunteers.

Links We Like: Breakfasts from around the world

This week’s Links We Like presents you with the different types of breakfast from 5 countries around the world. 

Teaching kids global citizenship with “Save, Spend, Lend”

On “Inspired Money,” Jessica notes that when we think about the power of money, it’s easily associated with greed and corruption. However, the power of money can also be harnessed to empower others. The task of alleviating poverty is, of course, a challenging one.

Volunteer Spotlight: “[This work] gives me as much, if not more, than what I am contributing”

In the past nine months, RTP volunteers have reviewed 168,816 loans, averaging over 18,750 loans per month. They enjoy being involved in the process from reviewing the original loans to seeing them fundraise on Kiva!

Links We Like: Technology for good

These days, we are often bombarded about how technology harms more than help. Here are 5 links that we love, to remind us that technological innovation can be a good thing.

Kiva Labs brings together nearly 100 partners and experts from across Africa

During KLIC, Kiva held workshops on a variety of topics including human-centered design, Kiva’s portfolio of lenders, the organization’s evolving technologies, and the challenges faced by Field Partners as they attempted to scale impact.  

How one 6-year-old started a Kiva team legacy

At the age of 6, Rebecca was already intent on making the world a better place. She founded the lending team Westfield Youth for Kiva while still in elementary school.

Homebound by illness, this Kiva team founder built a community helping women from her couch

Janice, from Minnesota, has a passion for service and getting others jazzed about doing good. As the captain and founder of the Kiva lending team Women United, she successfully invited over 100 friends and family to lend with her on Kiva.

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