Kiva blog posts

From an energy efficient Egyptian pigment to a 1700-year-old ancient sock, these 5 anthropological findings remind us that though we have a long road ahead of us, we have also come a long way as innovators.

In the past 5 years, HP, Inc. and HPE employees have lent $21.4 million to 288,025 borrowers in 60 countries. 

An exciting new partnership between Kiva, Sierra Leone and U.N. agencies is set to bring a nationwide digital identification system to the people of Sierra Leone.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.  

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.