Kiva U’s very first video game is live! The interactive game can be played for free, online, with the goal of enabling younger audiences to learn more about microfinance. It helps middle school and high school students understand the microfinance lending cycle, the difference between loans and donations, and more about the main loan uses of Kiva borrowers. It’s the latest project from Kiva U, which brings together over 69,000 students and teachers in a community where they can access tools and resources to raise...Continue Reading >>
Kiva Fellows have been hard at work these past few months! From India to Tanzania, they have captured some amazing photos of borrowers.
Fellow Natalie Russell captured this photo of Celina, who sells small dry fish in Tanzania. Claire Eggers, a fellow in India, took this inspiring photo of Ganesh on his mushroom farm. A woman in Zimbabwe uses Kiva loans to support her clothing store, where Alan Mathers shot this photo. Eric Brandt (former fellow, current Kiva staffer!) captured this colorful moment of a woman in Palestine who uses her Kiva...Continue Reading >>
At Kiva, we love to travel and we love to trade travel advice! I grew up in the former Yugoslavia and, as a child, spent my summers on the Croatian coast visiting my grandmother. I’ve been lucky to return many times as an adult, but I never tire of its charms and fall deeper in love with the country every time I visit. I’m excited to share 25 can’t miss experiences that will make any traveler's visit to Croatia unforgettable. Read more at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>
Shell money is a traditional form of currency that was used in the Solomon Islands before bank notes were introduced. Some provinces still use shell money today, primarily for ceremonies, settling disputes, and bridal and land payments. It is beautifully crafted from seashells, often consisting of strings of differently colored shell-beads. Visit Kiva's Medium page to see how it's made! Continue Reading >>
We are honored to announce a new member of our team, Martin Tschopp, as CEO of Kiva. As co-lead with Kiva’s President and Co-founder, Premal Shah, Martin brings a skillset that will help Kiva grow our reach, maximize social impact and leverage technology in strategic new ways. Martin comes to Kiva after 12 years with eBay, most recently as the Vice President and General Manager of eBay Advertising. At eBay, he worked to build and grow marketplace and e-... Continue Reading >>
Kiva’s loans come in all shapes, sizes and languages. Lucky for us, there’s a team of hard- working multilingual volunteers on Kiva’s Review and Translation (RTP) team who make it possible for us to get these loans onto the site!... Continue Reading >>