Feb 9, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

When you travel with children you experience things in a whole different way. Challenge yourself to slow down, explore, wonder and go with the flow. Challenge your family to learn and try new things. Most of all have fun! Here are a few tips to help you and your little ones get the most out of your trip. Read the full post at Medium>... Continue Reading >>

Feb 3, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Flash back to 8:30 on Monday morning: Brace yourself, that hot coffee in your hand is about to become useless. Behind the Kiva doors lies the reason why: our newest fellows class, the 26th(!!!) Kiva has sent into the field, has descended on our headquarters in San Francisco for a week of training. 
Last week was, simply put, a whirlwind. We welcomed 34 new fellows to the Kiva family from an amazing 12 different countries and sought to teach them everything they’d need to know for their assignment. Our farthest fellow is traveling from San...
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Feb 2, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

“I feel like a millionaire everyday…" - Nestor "I couldn’t have done this without Kiva Zip." - Mechele "Seeing people contribute from all over the world is so cool…These loans really do change lives.” - Kathryn

Those are just a few of the Kiva Zip borrowers who want to thank you for your support. You believed in someone’s dream and abilities, assisted in strengthening the entrepreneurial spirit in the United States and are setting a great example for others to “pay it forward.”

Thanks to the support from the Kiva Zip community of lenders, like you,...

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Feb 1, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

So what's different between Spanish Kiva and Kiva?


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Jan 30, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Out of this world beautiful:
Take a tour of the most detailed photo of space, ever.
The history of poverty, told by data, is looking up.
Young hero:
10-year-old girl honored for her quick thinking and superb sign language skills.
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Jan 28, 2015 KE Kenya

Check out our latest post on Medium and see how Kiva borrower Jackline is creating an environment that encourages all her students to stay in school.  Continue Reading >>

Jan 20, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Biba, her class, and all of us at Kiva were blown away by the response to Biba's story of perseverance and spirit during a difficult battle with brain cancer. Nearly 3,700 lenders made a loan in Biba’s honor, raising $153,000 in loans for people around the world. Simply incredible. Below is a thank you letter to lenders from Biba, who also shares the story of her inspirational students: Several years ago, a few of my high schools students and I were sitting around after school discussing our desire to start a club that would utilize concepts we were learning in Economics... Continue Reading >>

Jan 16, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Milaap India   Connecting lenders around the world with borrowers in India   Who are they? Milaap means 'connecting people' in Hindi and Urdu. The organization enables individuals all over the world to give a loan to the working class of India – students, small businesses, and families - who need a small amount of capital to get ahead and change their lives for the better.   You’ll love them if… you have been looking to make loan to India!   Learn more at: www.kiva.org/partners/428   Together... Continue Reading >>

Jan 16, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Role models:
2014 was an amazing year for bright, brave and inspiring young women.
Too gorgeous to miss:
Nature creates an incredible winter wonderland of snow and ice.
Perspective change:
Move with the night sky and leave the ground behind.
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Jan 15, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Ever wondered what life is like working behind the scenes on Kiva's software systems? If you asked Kiva employees (Kivans as we call them) why they are here, most would agree: When I wake up everyday, I want to go to work. I want to change the world. Kiva's my place to do that. It's a unique platform connecting people across the world that has attracted a talented engineering team driven by a desire to change the world for the better. We call the engineering team Braincrave and you can find us here. We're mission-driven, entrepreneurial folks using the latest technology to... Continue Reading >>