Mar 20, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Wondering what our fellows are up to? See what makes their field placement unique by taking a look at the foods they are eating and what keeps them inspired everyday! Kiva Fellow Semone Aye, Myanmar: Catfish noodle soup? Yes please! Mohinga is a staple in Burmese cuisine, and what many Burmese would call "comfort food." Each region of Myanmar has its own variation of the recipe. #myanmar #chili... Continue Reading >>

Mar 20, 2015 IN India

Like many women in India, Mukula was a child bride. Now she runs a weaving business with 2 employees out of the workshop in her home. Read her story here>

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Mar 17, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

For years, Ki has been defined by the struggles that surrounded her. Dropout. Regugee. Immigrant. To read Ki's story visit Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>

Mar 13, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

American ingenuity:
We can't fault people for their delicious, delicious creativity.
Food art:
Playing with your food has never been so witty (we can't believe they missed New Yolk, though).
Young Captain Planet:
Student designs beautiful faucet flows that reduce water consumption.
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Mar 12, 2015 KE Kenya

Pamela is a woman whose smile radiates confidence and joy. After the single mother found out she was HIV positive in 1999, that confidence was tested to the limits. But she was determined to continue to be a pillar of strength for her family and her community. Read her full story at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>

Mar 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Big news! We’ve just launched “Kiva Español,” a pilot version of Kiva in Spanish! 
Check out and you’ll see a limited version of Kiva’s website in Spanish, including all Central and South American loan descriptions posted in their original wording. 
We launched Kiva in Spanish for 2 main reasons. The first is that a third of Kiva’s loans come from Latin America, and they take around 12 days to fund.  The second is that there are around 50 million Spanish speakers in the...
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Mar 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

“I’m going to show his father that I’m worth more as a woman, that I don’t need a man at my side," said Lourdes. "And I’m going to prove it to my family as well who criticized me so much.” This story is part of Kiva’s Dreams are Created Equal series. For the next month, we’ll be sharing stories of Kiva borrowers’ dreams and how they’re working towards achieving them. The first in our series comes from Asuncion, Paraguay. Read Lourdes's story at Kiva's Medium.  Continue Reading >>

Feb 27, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Winter wonderland:
It's been a tough one for some, but these red pandas can't get enough of the snow.
A different type of internet quiz:
You'll want to post this on your Facebook wall.
That dress:
The internet had a meltdown and no one was immune.
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Feb 19, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Here at Kiva, we are constantly trying to learn about the world around us, dreaming about visiting new places, meeting new people and trying new things. We know that you, as Kiva lenders, share a lot of the same interests, which is why we started a series featuring some of the top can't miss things to do and see in countries around the world.  Our next spotlight is on New Zealand. We asked family, friends and of course, our seasoned Kiva travelers for their best tips for enjoying mythical Middle Earth. Read the full post at Medium  Continue Reading >>