Dec 18, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Green news: New energy plans put Africa on track to be the cleanest content.
 
Mental exercises: Diversity helps you think better.
 
Coming to an agreement: A South African negotiating technique is used to get 195 countries to gain consensus.
 
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Dec 16, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

A little over three years ago, Chris Akin and his twin brother Doug founded The Base Project, a New York based social enterprise that creates jobs for artisans in the developing world and reinvests a portion of the profits for the development of community farms, scholarships and health funds in countries like Namibia and Syria. Read more about their story here. 

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Dec 14, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

On December 9, 2015 nearly 1,...

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Dec 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

In this vast planet of ours, it can be hard to imagine that each and every one of us has our own story to tell. When a photographer named Brandon began taking picture of people throughout New York, and later all around the world, Humans of New York became an international craze. Every post consists of a photograph, a story, and an inevitable reaction from the observer. Reading about a first hand account of what it's like to be a refugee on your way to the US, sharing a funny post that made you smile, or seeing the look on someone's face while you read what their life is like after being... Continue Reading >>


Dec 9, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Avelino is a proud coffee farmer who lives high in the Peruvian Andes. He works hard to support his family by growing and selling delicious coffee beans from his farm. Read more about Avelino here. Continue Reading >>


Dec 4, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Back to school: Camfed teaches women how to be leaders in their communities. Featured story: The Economist takes a look at our field partner EarthSpark. Imagine: What would the world look like with better data? Positive outlook: Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are optimistic about philanthropy. State of startups: What the stats have to... Continue Reading >>


Dec 2, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Not many high school students can say they’ve helped 500 loans reach borrowers around the world. But Lindsay Voves, a senior from Ridgefield High School in Connecticut, has...

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Dec 1, 2015 PY Paraguay

You and 1.3 million other Kiva lenders have helped open doors for people around the world, often at critical moments in their lives. For Lourdes, that support came at a time when she was abandoned by family and had to forge her own path. Her spirit, and your generosity, inspire us. Thank you for being a part of this global community. Continue Reading >>


Nov 24, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

This post is the final post of a 3 part series highlighting some of the innovative loans...

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Nov 20, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Attention all educators and parents!
 
Thanks to a generous donation, Kiva is able to give away FREE Kiva Credits for classrooms or clubs to learn about the world through microfinance.
 
Just send an email to Kiva U with 1 sentence or more, answering this question:
How do you (or how will you) use Kiva in your classroom or school club?
 
We’ll send you as many credits as you need* for each of your students to try lending for free...
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