Apr 1, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Crédit Epargne Formation (CEFOR) Madagascar Supporting first-time borrowers and vulnerable populations in Madagascar Who are they? Crédit Epargne Formation is a microfinance organization that targets first-time borrowers and impoverished families in the Analmanga region of Madagascar. The organization has developed a social categorization ranking in order to reach the most vulnerable groups. They also provide mandatory health insurance, business and loan... Continue Reading >>

Mar 27, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Coffee break:
Combating youth homelessness with a cup of joe.
Hot new idea:
Using sound waves to put out fires.
Commentary you probably missed from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
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Mar 25, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Tens of thousands of people visit Kiva every day looking to support a borrower. Unfortunately, a significant number leave the website without making a loan because they feel overwhelmed when having to choose who to support. Today, I’m excited to share a redesign we've seen help new visitors choose a loan, while also delivering new features to those of you who’ve been lending for years. So what can you expect from this new loan finding experience? Loans are grouped into categories: In the new design we now prominently feature categories such as Expiring Soon and Agriculture... Continue Reading >>

Mar 24, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

“While I was repairing my inner self I was able to at least look better, and that made me…regain my confidence," says Toya. Read her story at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>

Mar 20, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Wondering what our fellows are up to? See what makes their field placement unique by taking a look at the foods they are eating and what keeps them inspired everyday! Kiva Fellow Semone Aye, Myanmar: Catfish noodle soup? Yes please! Mohinga is a staple in Burmese cuisine, and what many Burmese would call "comfort food." Each region of Myanmar has its own variation of the recipe. #myanmar #chili... Continue Reading >>

Mar 20, 2015 IN India

Like many women in India, Mukula was a child bride. Now she runs a weaving business with 2 employees out of the workshop in her home. Read her story here>

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Mar 17, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

For years, Ki has been defined by the struggles that surrounded her. Dropout. Regugee. Immigrant. To read Ki's story visit Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>

Mar 13, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

American ingenuity:
We can't fault people for their delicious, delicious creativity.
Food art:
Playing with your food has never been so witty (we can't believe they missed New Yolk, though).
Young Captain Planet:
Student designs beautiful faucet flows that reduce water consumption.
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Mar 12, 2015 KE Kenya

Pamela is a woman whose smile radiates confidence and joy. After the single mother found out she was HIV positive in 1999, that confidence was tested to the limits. But she was determined to continue to be a pillar of strength for her family and her community. Read her full story at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>