Take a close look around and you can always find something that inspires you and fills life with joy. Read the following stories to see how you can finally live out your childhood dream of speaking in an animal language or read the 50 reasons why others love the world we all share. Send messages to your friends in "elephant" through a new website, which helps raise awareness for elephant conservation Vitually explore food markets in 7 different cities across the world in under 2 minutes Beer-brewing monks help rebuild a town in Italy A new AP class aims to increase... Continue Reading >>
Earlier this year, Kiva’s Global Engagement Manager, Jessica Hansen, gave a TEDx Talk to a packed house about the power of “we” and connection via technology.
Whether it's women gathering to prevent injustices or a man fulfilling a lofty dream, below are stories of how people use their resources and circumstances to create something meaningful. Check out all 5 below: An all-women police force tackles sexual harassment in India Brain injury survivors share self-portraits: "Art helped me tell my story" The sweet-maker teaching Google about creativity 22 girls in Queens form first homeless Girl Scout troop Undocumented immigrant turned renowned neurosurgeon...Continue Reading >>
When people have bold ideas, the world notices. Take a look at the stories below to see how people everywhere, from fourth graders to 60-year-old adventurers, are trying to change the world by daring to be bold. Saving the world from aliens and vice versa: 9-year-old Jack tells NASA he should be their next planetary protection officer Conservation commentary: 3 students make popsicles from polluted water...Continue Reading >>
In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, people across the globe are coming together on Kiva to crowdfund $500,000 in loans for refugees, displaced peoples and their host communities – helping them move beyond emergency aid to regain some stability and build for the future. The loans are used to help refugees, displaced peoples and host communities start or expand a business, increase incomes and create jobs. They are currently crowdfunding on Kiva.org/Refugees and will be matched dollar-for-dollar on June 20 through the new Kiva World Refugee Fund. The World Refugee Fund aims to... Continue Reading >>