Feb 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

All around the world, students are using Kiva and its education program, Kiva U, as learning tool to engage with global cultures and invest in others from a young age!


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Jan 29, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Data head: Half the world's population lives in the yellow, half in the black.
Changing places: 1 in every 122 people is a refugee, internally displaced or asylum-seeking.
Like magic: This water bottle creates water from thin air.
Green news: Turning windmills on their heads might increase energy potential....
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Jan 27, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

One of the many ways our lenders get involved in Kiva is through our community of lending teams. Lending teams are self-organized groups built around common interests, affiliation, or location, where team members rally to support loans and track their collective impact. Each lending team has team captains who go above and beyond to keep members engaged and ensure the team achieves its lending goals. In the next few weeks, we’re spotlighting a few of these team captains for their commitment and leadership.
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Jan 14, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Small business owners often ask Jonny Price, Senior Director of Kiva Zip, why they should crowdfund 0% interest loans on Kiva Zip, rather than raising capital on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. To learn how he responds, read more here. Continue Reading >>

Jan 11, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Each borrower has a different story to tell, and Kiva’s Review and Translation Program (RTP) connects each of them with Kiva volunteers in order to communicate their story to the rest of the world. Volunteers at RTP get to practice their editing and translating skills in 1 of 5 languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian) while helping to bring Kiva borrowers a step closer to achieving their dreams. Today, our RTP volunteers edit and translate about 16,500 loans each month, with a total of about 21.4 million words reviewed and translated per year. This month we get a close-up... Continue Reading >>

Dec 29, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

It’s been an incredible year here at Kiva, thanks to the passion and continued support of lenders like you. The Kiva community backed more than 320,000 borrowers in 83 countries in 2015, and enabled Kiva to add new Field Partners around the world, from Madagascar to Brazil to the Philippines. Check out more Kiva highlights, and beautiful photos, in our 2015 year in review. Continue Reading >>

Dec 23, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

People around the world are becoming increasingly conscious of what they put in their bodies, and on their skin. That’s great news in the eyes of many proponents of holistic, natural living, like Roberte, a Haitian naturopath who started her own skincare... Continue Reading >>

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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