Kiva Blog Posts

Posts from Kiva Marketing

Top Five Food Finds of East Africa

Traveling is a feast for the mind, eyes, soul, and most of all, stomach. This is a post about what has kept my stomach happy in the last 3 months in East Africa; I’d like to share five East African foods that I’ve enjoyed.

Kiva Magic

The conventional definition of "Kiva magic" is when a borrower sees a printout of their Kiva profile and realizes, ecstatically, that they're involved in much more than an ordinary loan: dozens of strangers on the other side of the world have pledged them money on the strength of their photo and bi

My experience as a Kiva Fellow in Puerto Rico

Entering my last week as a Kiva Fellow in Puerto Rico, I want to share some insights as to what my experience has been like.

My top 10 favorite Boricuan words

I’m from Costa Rica, a Spanish-speaking country, so I didn’t expect to have many language barriers during my time in Puerto Rico, but I was wrong. So, for anyone coming to Puerto Rico, this is my top 10 list of favorite Puerto Rican words and their meanings.

Kentucky, Minus the Fried Chicken

A Fresh Start: CACMU’s Support for Victims of Domestic Violence

Nestled in the northern city of Ibarra, a new Kiva partner, CACMU (Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Mujeres Unidas), offers an impressive line of products to the community.

A glimpse inside Nairobi's informal settlements

In his first trip to the African continent, Pope Francis began his three-country tour in Nairobi, Kenya, which drew hundreds of thousands of adherents to the country’s capital.

Andean Mountain High: a day in Chimbo

San José de Chimbo, my Ecuador Mountain H

Portuguese 101: The Best Literally Translated Brazilian-Portuguese Words

With over 2 years living in Brazil and speaking Brazilian Portuguese, I’ve reached the point of conversing where I have stopped literally translating in my head when I speak. I even find my instinctual reaction to come out in Portuguese. Nossa! Opa!

A more peaceful society? How your Kiva loan might help.

It’s been a week when reports of shocking terrorist atrocities (Paris, Beirut, Nigeria – and, as I write, Mali) have been dominating our news bulletins and social media feeds.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Kiva Blog Posts