Sep 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Newton news: Gravity-powered lamps for when the sun goes down.
Really: Printed solar panels. Seriously.
  Changing perspective: A new look at Kenya's slums could change how you see them.
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Sep 4, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva has been called the “hottest non-profit on the planet,” by Fortune and a top 50 website by Time. Not only is Kiva an awesome place to work, it also is the world’s pioneering crowdfunding for social good platform and is devoted to strengthening individuals and their communities through lending. Here are some reasons why Kiva’s 15th Intern Class...

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Sep 1, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kepler Rwanda Who are they? Kepler is a non-profit higher education program that brings together innovations in learning and technology. Their... Continue Reading >>

Aug 28, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Innovative design: This simple product helps girls stay in school.
(Natural) Beauty is everywhere: But apparently in some places it's more abundant.
Well read and read well: Have books, will travel.
Heart clench: Adorable little boy's...
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Aug 25, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Reporting and photos by Tess Murphy



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Aug 14, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Image via Flickr user quintanomedia
Leaps and Bounds: A breakthrough that resulted from the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Release the balls!: Delightful video, innovative purpose.
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Aug 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva headquarters was buzzing with the voices of middle school students on a Friday in July. The students received a tour of the office and Kiva U’s Jessica Hansen gave students an introduction to Kiva. The students learned some of the ins and outs of the microfinance ...

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Aug 10, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Tariq was just 17 when his life was changed forever in a violent car crash. He was paralyzed in the accident, lost the use of his legs and had to relearn how to do everyday tasks. Following the accident, Tariq had a new perspective on life. “The accident changed my life. I had to overcome a lot of obstacles. I had to learn to even eat,” he said. “I had a whole new take on life and people.” So in 2012, he started the Mangum Foundation that focuses on outreach programs for youth, disabled veterans and homeless people. The foundation’s programs include a self-esteem course for students,... Continue Reading >>

Aug 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Wow! We can’t believe how fast the last four months have flown by. As KF27’s fellowships draw to a close we asked them to share with us one lesson they learned in the field:

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Aug 7, 2015 PS Palestinian Territory

For Mohammad, a father of 6 living in the West Bank, the memories of struggling to make ends meet and feed his family are still fresh. “[It was a] harsh life I was living, as a marginalized person, with no purpose in life,” he said. Read his story and watch a video message at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>