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...Continue Reading >>
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...
Photo by Flickr user Magalie L’Abbé Make a delicious dinner of Khao Soi, inspired by a trip to Thailand. This dish is a balance in contrasts: a sweet-spicy coconut curry cut by a sour taste of pickled mustard greens; the smoothness of the noodles and tofu against the crunch of the sprouts, fried noodles, and onions. Get the recipe at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>
News reports about Iraq are dominated by talk of conflict, bombings, casualties, and more conflict. But through the tragedy, there is hope. We are so inspired by the Iraqi women entrepreneurs who are taking out loans through Relief International, and are intent on bringing improvements and services to their communities regardless of the circumstances. Meet Meada. She is an incredible woman taking steps to make life for Iraqi victims of violence a bit more bearable.
A wife and mother of four,...Continue Reading >>
Photo by Flickr user Lyza Dange Kivans travel a ton, for work and for fun, so we crowdsourced the best travel hacks our staff and volunteers use on their... Continue Reading >>