Kat Tancock Kiva Volunteer of the Month, May 2015 "I've been a Kiva member/funder for years. I really appreciate the microfinance model both functionally as a way to get money out to people who need it and in terms of marketing and getting donors engaged." City: Toronto, Canada Language: Russian Team: Russiva Time with Kiva: 1 year, 8 months Outstanding Contributions to Kiva: Kat has been very communicative and active on the Russian Board of the Forum providing valuable knowledge to other translators. She is very consistent with over 630 loans reviewed which averages over... Continue Reading >>
This post was contributed by Keiley Gaston, a Kiva lender and intern at Kiva Field Partner Accion East. I carefully choose the filters for the Kiva loan I am about to make: Female, check. Underfunded areas, start-ups, green, vulnerable groups. Check, check, check, check. Groups or individuals? I’ll check both. I scroll through the hundreds of matched borrowers Kiva presents to me. I am drawn to those who seem innovative, hardworking, and have children they are trying to send to school. When three friends and I started a microfinance club in our town in 2010, we made a commitment to... Continue Reading >>
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Kiva has been called the “hottest non-profit on the planet,” by Fortune and a top 50 website by Time. Not only is Kiva an awesome place to work, it also is the world’s pioneering crowdfunding for social good platform and is devoted to strengthening individuals and their communities through lending. Here are some reasons why Kiva’s 15th Intern Class...
Kepler Rwanda Who are they? Kepler is a non-profit higher education program that brings together innovations in learning and technology. Their... Continue Reading >>
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