Oct 24, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Pancake apes? This dad teaches his kids about primates in a creative (and mesmerizing) manner.
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Hoverboards are real. Real. Sign us up.
Amazing feats:
Would you plant a forest to save your home? This man in India is doing just that.
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Oct 23, 2014 GH Ghana, IN India, KE Kenya, US United States

Trista Li, KF25 in Chicago
"Every time we sell out!" - Nate
"My happiest moment is when I realize, I am here. Because every now and then I can get caught into the day to day stuff. But it is truly precious to be able to do what you...
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Oct 22, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

By Jacob Saur and Nick Anderson We are two Kiva employees based in the Bay Area -- Jacob is a software engineer and Nick is a product manager. We wanted to share a little about the recent trip we took to Medellin to visit a Kiva partner and several Kiva borrowers. ... Continue Reading >>

Oct 17, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Check out these delicious cupcakes with a cardamom twist inspired by a trip to India! Continue Reading >>

Oct 14, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Wedu Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand   Unlocking the leadership potential of women in Asia   Who are they? Wedu selects women with interest in becoming change-makers in their communities and provides lifelong mentorship and affordable financial support to complete higher education.  Instead of a conventional loan, Wedu borrowers on Kiva agree to repay the financial support through a Future Income Sharing Agreement (FISA). With FISAs, students receive funding now and repay the investment only after they have found employment.... Continue Reading >>

Oct 13, 2014 BJ Benin, KE Kenya, NI Nicaragua, ZM Zambia, ZW Zimbabwe

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Kiva Fellow? What sites do they see, what do they eat, and what is it like where they are? Kiva’s 24th class of fellows departed for their different locations around the world back in May of this year, and for many their time in the field has recently come to a close. Here are some of our favorite moments from the field to give you a taste of what these fellows have been up to: Kiva Fellow Ayse Sabuncu stood at a landmark beauty, Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya in the local dialect of Tonga, meaning “ the smoke that thunders.” Kiva Zip...

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Oct 10, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Need to know:
This Saturday is International Day of the Girl, here's why gender equality is still incredibly important.
Old and new:
Modern architecture blending seamlessly around historical buildings.
Crayola evolution:
Colorful chart depicting how diverse crayon colors have become.
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Oct 9, 2014 IN India, ID Indonesia, KE Kenya, XK Kosovo, MW Malawi

Susan Lee, KF25 in Malawi
I have seen many beautiful things this week; amazing sunsets, cute children, delicious food but when I went to visit a group of villagers last week it was their 'gratitude' and sense of community that struck me as beautiful. It was something I 'felt'.
They had already been part of a successful dairy cow initiative and had been chosen for the new pig program between my field partner SSLLP, supported by Kiva.
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Oct 8, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Is there anything that duct tape doesn’t fix? Keep your trip intact with these duct tape solutions recommended by Kiva employees and volunteers.


1. Keep feet happy.

Applying duct tape to your heels will keep blisters at bay whether you’re backpacking in Peru, hiking Mount Kilimanjaro or urban hiking through any city.


2. Smell like a spring day (or at least don’t stink).

No clean clothes and...

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Oct 3, 2014 KH Cambodia, SV El Salvador, IN India, US United States, VN Vietnam

Vardah Malik, KF25 in Vietnam After visiting the Ho Chi Minh Museum and Mausoleum in Hanoi, a colleague and I grabbed some street food. That's vermicelli noodles, tofu and spring rolls you're seeing. Delish.
Trista Li, KF25 in Chicago, USA Pumpkins are in! Halloween is coming! Chicago is a town that is much charming!
I have to say that I had a great first week. The food scene in Chicago is absolutely...
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