Feb 5, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the first post in a geography quiz series that will feature Kiva borrowers, partners and fellows from a specific...

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Feb 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Hold onto your hats, Kiva just trained our 29th fellows class last week. Eighteen fellows came to town (San Francisco!) and joined us at our headquarters for a week of intense training before embarking on their assignments. We might be located in the United States but our fellows come from all over the world and this class was no different with 11 nationalities represented amongst them. This is one of the liveliest times of year in our office and we can’t help but share a few of our favorite behind-the-scenes photos. 
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Feb 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Here are Kiva's newest partners! Find out how they are helping low-income ...

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Feb 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

All around the world, students are using Kiva and its education program, Kiva U, as learning tool to engage with global cultures and invest in others from a young age!


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Jan 29, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Data head: Half the world's population lives in the yellow, half in the black.
Changing places: 1 in every 122 people is a refugee, internally displaced or asylum-seeking.
Like magic: This water bottle creates water from thin air.
Green news: Turning windmills on their heads might increase energy potential....
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Jan 27, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

One of the many ways our lenders get involved in Kiva is through our community of lending teams. Lending teams are self-organized groups built around common interests, affiliation, or location, where team members rally to support loans and track their collective impact. Each lending team has team captains who go above and beyond to keep members engaged and ensure the team achieves its lending goals. In the next few weeks, we’re spotlighting a few of these team captains for their commitment and leadership.
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Jan 14, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Small business owners often ask Jonny Price, Senior Director of Kiva Zip, why they should crowdfund 0% interest loans on Kiva Zip, rather than raising capital on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. To learn how he responds, read more here. Continue Reading >>

Jan 11, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Each borrower has a different story to tell, and Kiva’s Review and Translation Program (RTP) connects each of them with Kiva volunteers in order to communicate their story to the rest of the world. Volunteers at RTP get to practice their editing and translating skills in 1 of 5 languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian) while helping to bring Kiva borrowers a step closer to achieving their dreams. Today, our RTP volunteers edit and translate about 16,500 loans each month, with a total of about 21.4 million words reviewed and translated per year. This month we get a close-up... Continue Reading >>

Dec 29, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

It’s been an incredible year here at Kiva, thanks to the passion and continued support of lenders like you. The Kiva community backed more than 320,000 borrowers in 83 countries in 2015, and enabled Kiva to add new Field Partners around the world, from Madagascar to Brazil to the Philippines. Check out more Kiva highlights, and beautiful photos, in our 2015 year in review. Continue Reading >>

Dec 23, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

People around the world are becoming increasingly conscious of what they put in their bodies, and on their skin. That’s great news in the eyes of many proponents of holistic, natural living, like Roberte, a Haitian naturopath who started her own skincare... Continue Reading >>