Feb 3, 2017 KV Kiva HQ

The Kiva community lost a beloved and influential leader last month. Nicknamed Captain Tony, he was a Review and Translation volunteer, The Mindful Bunch lending team co-captain and lender since 2009. Even with the sadness of his passing in New York in January, his friends and teammates at Kiva are hopeful and confident that his spirit and impact will live on for many years to come.  Although many of us never got the chance to meet Tony in person, his thoughtfulness and passion for helping others shined through...

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Jan 31, 2017 RW Rwanda

This week, read about inspiring entrepreneur and Kiva borrower Jean Bosco from Rwanda. Disheartened by the destruction of the environment caused by the use of traditional wood-burning stoves, he developed his own biofuel prototype that caught the attention of many influential people - including former President Obama. Bosco is providing a cheaper, cleaner, more efficient way to cook in his town, and is cleaning up Rwandan waste in the process. Read more about Bosco's story, and how a Kiva loan helped him on his journey, on Kiva's Medium Page.
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Jan 30, 2017 KV Kiva HQ

Our 32nd fellows class was in the house this past week at Kiva’s San Francisco headquarters, further strengthening our vibrant community! They bonded as a team as they learned about Kiva's overall strategy, our amazing Field Partners, our core operations, and many other interesting topics that prepared them to carry our mission to the field. Hailing from Mali to Moldova, from Canada to China, from Brazil to Zimbabwe and Swaziland - this incredibly diverse and...

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Jan 10, 2017 KV Kiva HQ

Tons of inspiring stories circulate around the internet every day, and we’ve come across some that are no doubt worth sharing. From meatless burgers that even carnivores can enjoy to drones delivering vaccines to endangered ferrets, here are five links we love that we hope you do too: ... Continue Reading >>

Jan 6, 2017 KV Kiva HQ

This month, we’re happy to celebrate our partnership with an organization working to save the planet and all of its inhabitants: Wildlife Conservation Society...

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Dec 19, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This year, Kiva supported hundreds of thousands of borrowers all around the world who have inspiring stories to tell. Here, we’ve highlighted some of the most memorable loans shared with us by our lenders and staff members, who felt especially inspired by these entrepreneurs and the work that they are doing: ... Continue Reading >>

Dec 5, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This month, we’re celebrating our partnership with an organization working to make the world a cleaner and more sustainable place to live: Emerging Cooking Solutions... Continue Reading >>

Dec 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Lending teams are a vital part of Kiva's thriving community. Last month, one of our most active lending teams hit a milestone no other had: one million loans made. We invited one of their co-captains, Chris Allen, to tell us about what this achievement means to his team.
What are the odds that a group of Atheists and other non-believers in God would ever make one million no-interest loans to small business owners around the world? It’s just a guess: one in a million. 
Yet, the A+ Team on Kiva has done...
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Nov 29, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Every day, Kiva’s work is made possible by nearly 400 Review and Translation Program volunteers who graciously donate their time and skills to to translate loans from Kiva’s five key languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Portuguese. Thanks to our volunteers, lenders and borrowers around the world are able to connect through Kiva and help each other build better lives together. 
This past quarter we were fortunate to get to know Katie, Laurie, and Marcia, three very interesting women, and learn more about what motivates them to help people through...
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