May 13, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the fourth post in a geography quiz series to expand your knowledge of the countries where Kiva works. Lend to green entrepreneurs around the world ... Continue Reading >>


May 6, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the final story in our series spotlighting small, independent businesses in the U.S. in celebration of National Small Business week. Show your love for #smallbiz by making a loan on Kiva Zip today and helping us... Continue Reading >>


May 5, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

On this Mother’s Day, Kiva is celebrating the inspirational stories of entrepreneurial mothers, grandmothers and other guiding women from around the world. While their families, businesses, and geographic locations vary greatly, each story showcases the strength and resilience of these incredible mamas! You can help us honor these women around the world by making a at matched loan to a mother (thanks to Pepsico Foundation) and helping them achieve their dreams to improve their families’ lives. Read about Phyllis (pictured above) and other incredible mothers at Kiva's... Continue Reading >>


May 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the second in our series spotlighting small, independent businesses in the U.S. in celebration of National Small Business week. Show your love for #smallbiz by making a loan on Kiva Zip today and helping us flash fund $150,000 in loans this week! Four years ago, Sebastian started working on his dream: opening The Social Club Grooming Company, an environmentally friendly grooming salon in Detroit. After 54 Kiva lenders supported his $5,000, 0% interest loan, The Social Club has grown to become a central hub for the Detroit community.
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May 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the first in our series spotlighting small, independent businesses in the U.S. in celebration of National Small Business week. Show your love for #smallbiz by making a loan on Kiva Zip today and helping us flash fund $150,000 in loans this week! On just about every Saturday from May through October, you can find Chancey and her husband Dennis at their stall under a banner that reads ‘Banana Manna’ in the Greenville, South Carolina farmer’s market. Chancey has been selling her acclaimed banana bread at the market for over 10 years, ever since the family she...
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Apr 27, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

April is the Month of Microfinance and the perfect time to share how microfinance has touched our lives. As April comes to a close, we wanted to share with you Nadine’s story and how a Kiva Zip loan helped her start her own business educating families about the importance of nutrition. Read Chef Nadine’s story, written by Innae Park, below:

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Apr 22, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

It’s early evening and the sun is glowing, low and golden, above a homestead located a 3-hour drive from Cape Coast, Ghana. The air has cooled just enough for Grace and her family to start cooking their dinner over an open fire.
Tonight they are making gravy and yams, and crushing together tomatoes and garden eggs, a popular type of eggplant.
 
At regular intervals Grace and her daughters add ingredients to a heavy pot and stir, then shift the firewood underneath, sending smoke billowing up to their faces.  
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Apr 21, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

April is the Month of Microfinance...

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Apr 15, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Buzz worthy: 11-year old's lemonade helps save bees.
 
Closing the information gap: M-Farm shares important market information with farmers to make better decisions.
 
A great escape: Inky the octopus's quest for freedom.
 
Hear that?: This is what sound...
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Apr 14, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This month the Kiva community was joined by amazing organizations doing good around the world. All these organizations empower individuals and give them the opportunities to improve their lives and of those around them. From empowering smallholder farmers with access to markets and providing jobs and higher education to low income youths to creating a network of successful women to mentor young...

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