Feb 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

In light of Kiva’s #LoanLove Lightning Round, we’ve got a wealth of knowledge coming from our Kiva Zip food production borrowers this week! A few tips for what to eat as well as how to eat some of the delicious foods from our borrowers. 
Sniff out good olive oil:
Heather of Olive & Marlowe is a Kiva Zip borrower and trustee who sells artisanal olive oils and balsamic vinegars. If you want to know if your olive oil has gone bad, rub a drop of it onto your forearm and smell. A fresh olive oil...
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Feb 9, 2015

Let’s make Valentine’s Day truly sweet for Kiva borrowers around the world! You are invited to participate in Kiva’s Loan Love Lightning Round, a flash fund to help support our food producing and vending borrowers. Our goal is to fund 1,400 food businesses by February 14!
Food producers and vendors help support their families and communities in many ways that range from managing farms to selling home-cooked products in local marketplaces. Funding will allow them to do everything from diversifying their selection of crops to buying...
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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 >>