10 Things You May Not Know About Kiva

1. Kiva works with partners all over the world - and in 86 countries!
2.
Kivans are GIF and donut enthusiasts.


3. Before Kiva, Kivans worked at cool places with a variety of professional backgrounds, like NASA, eBay, Barclays, Peace Corps, and the World Bank.
4. Over $271 in loans are made per minute.
5. A former Kivan starred on Nickelodeon’s “Salute Your Shorts” – 90’s kids we know you’re jealous.



6. Students can learn about microfinance and lending via a video game on our Kiva U platform. http://www.kiva.org/kivau/game


7. President Obama gave Kiva a shoutout.
8. The Kiva office values teamwork, even our office dogs collaborate with us.




9. One of our interior walls is covered in maps and currency from all over the world that’s been brought back by our traveling fellows and staff members.


10. Kivans can belt a tune: we’ve been known to indulge in a Karaoke song or ten.


About the author

Tiffany Mau

Born and raised in Southern California, Tiff is a bubbly and extroverted gal who traded her flip flops for rain boots when she moved to the Bay Area for college. Currently, Tiff is a junior at UC Berkeley, double majoring in Media Studies and Psychology. After traveling with World Vision to Zambia, Tiff grew her heart and passion for poverty alleviation and anti human trafficking causes. Since middle school, Tiff has been involved with Kiva as a lender and is excited and eager to join the Kiva team this summer to learn what goes on behind the scenes and how to empower people to be self sufficient. Post graduation, Tiff hopes to combine her expertise in media, marketing strategies, psychology background and unending optimism to make a lasting and positive impact for victims of social injustice. Tiff is a Christian, contemporary dancer, lover of ice cream, boba addict, Disney fan and adventure seeker.