Aug 17, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is part of our series celebrating the unifying spirit of the Summer Games. Cambodia is one of 28 Kiva countries that have never won a medal, so we’re rallying to show our support ...

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Aug 11, 2016 SV El Salvador

This is part of our series celebrating the unifying spirit of the summer games. El Salvador is one of 28 Kiva countries that have never won a medal, so we’re rallying to show our support through loans this month! Team Kiva for the win!
 
Nestled in the mountains of Central America is the smallest but most densely populated country in the region, El Salvador. Home to more than 6 million people, El Salvador has yet to win a medal in the Olympic games. But medals certainly aren’t the only currency for success, and El Salvador can boast it’s home...
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Aug 8, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Our partners are located all over the world, working to create change in the communities where they’re based. Whether it’s helping social businesses get a leg up to solve social and environmental problems, providing solar power to small rural communities in Nepal, or bringing vision to those in need wherever they may be, the work done by our partners is having a positive and unique... Continue Reading >>


Aug 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is part of our series celebrating the unifying spirit of the summer games. Rwanda is one of 28 Kiva countries that have never won a medal, so we’re rallying to show our support ...
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Jul 26, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

On summer days, the temperature in Al Hudaydah, Yemen often reaches 100 degrees by 9 in the morning, with barely a hint of a breeze coming off the bathwater-like Red Sea nearby. The scorching heat in this coastal city, and in much of the country, is all the more unbearable for the majority of Yemeni families who have to make do without electricity to power fans, lights or other essential devices.

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Jul 22, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Clean energy: We need to reach sustainability and Elon Musk has a plan.
Music for your soul: A cellist copes with tragedy the best way he knows how.
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Jul 12, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Katrina and Keely first met in the summer of 2013 while working on open space greening projects in Brooklyn, N.Y., and bonded instantly over urban farming and pop culture. After many discussions on the frustrations of finding financially sustainable jobs in urban agriculture, they decided the best solution was to start a project for themselves. In 2015, the two joined forces to start Tinyfield Roofhop Farm on a small rooftop in Brooklyn, with the Manhattan skyline in the distance. Their goal was to provide high quality, hyper-local produce to consumers, restaurants, and markets. With an... Continue Reading >>


Jun 29, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the final story in our series spotlighting U.S. businesses in celebration of Independence Day.
Jay is a native of Detroit and considers himself a promoter of social good in his home city. After moving back to Detroit 6 years ago, Jay decided to spend his time creating opportunity for his community and Detroit youth. Read more about Jay's story at Kiva's Medium page -->>
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Jun 28, 2016 KV Kiva HQ, US United States

This is the second story in our series spotlighting U.S. businesses in celebration of Independence Day. 

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Jun 27, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

The direct to social enterprise program is a pilot program that aims to raise capital for social enterprises in a new and more efficient way. Social enterprises have the potential to strengthen their communities and reduce poverty by expanding formal employment, scaling innovative social solutions and driving sustainable economic growth. However, they often fall in the “missing middle,” meaning they are too small for traditional banks, but too big for microfinance. In the past, Kiva has used 2 different models to support small social enterprises:
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