Oct 30, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva is thrilled to announce the addition of John Muller, PayPal's Vice President of Global Payments Policy, to our Board of Directors.

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Oct 29, 2014 AZ Azerbaijan, GH Ghana, IN India, MZ Mozambique, TL Timor-Leste

Niaz Patwary, KF25 in India
I take great joy in introducing these hardworking movers and shakers from the fields of Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India:
Sumangala.
Kalavthi.
Renuka.
Tippava.
(Clearly, each name needed a separate line and a punctuation mark to hold the positive energy they radiate!) All of these ladies are multitasking maestros - keeping the home-front well-ordered, running the goat farms even smoother.
These self-starters are...
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Oct 29, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

At Kiva HQ we love travel and we love dogs. We also make silly mistakes from time to time, so we pulled together some real-life travel blunders made by our staff and volunteers (who shall remain nameless), and threw in some cute, judgmental dogs to say what we were all thinking…check it out on our Medium page.... Continue Reading >>


Oct 24, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Pancake apes? This dad teaches his kids about primates in a creative (and mesmerizing) manner.
 
New in tech:
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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