Sep 23, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

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 >>

Sep 16, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

It may be hard to believe (we’re still in shock!) but we just hosted our twenty-eighth class of Kiva Fellows here at our headquarters in San Francisco. Before embarking on their 4 month fellowships, fellows join us in SF for a week of action-packed training. Kiva knows that people around the world endeavor to help each other and this class exemplifies that with 30 fellows from 12 different countries joining together to volunteer with Kiva in 10 countries and 7 cities across the US. 
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Sep 15, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

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 >>

Sep 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Newton news: Gravity-powered lamps for when the sun goes down.
Really: Printed solar panels. Seriously.
  Changing perspective: A new look at Kenya's slums could change how you see them.
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Sep 4, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

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...

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Sep 1, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kepler Rwanda Who are they? Kepler is a non-profit higher education program that brings together innovations in learning and technology. Their... Continue Reading >>

Aug 28, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Innovative design: This simple product helps girls stay in school.
(Natural) Beauty is everywhere: But apparently in some places it's more abundant.
Well read and read well: Have books, will travel.
Heart clench: Adorable little boy's...
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Aug 25, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Reporting and photos by Tess Murphy



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Aug 14, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Image via Flickr user quintanomedia
Leaps and Bounds: A breakthrough that resulted from the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Release the balls!: Delightful video, innovative purpose.
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Aug 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva headquarters was buzzing with the voices of middle school students on a Friday in July. The students received a tour of the office and Kiva U’s Jessica Hansen gave students an introduction to Kiva. The students learned some of the ins and outs of the microfinance ...

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