Dec 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

In this vast planet of ours, it can be hard to imagine that each and every one of us has our own story to tell. When a photographer named Brandon began taking picture of people throughout New York, and later all around the world, Humans of New York became an international craze. Every post consists of a photograph, a story, and an inevitable reaction from the observer. Reading about a first hand account of what it's like to be a refugee on your way to the US, sharing a funny post that made you smile, or seeing the look on someone's face while you read what their life is like after being... Continue Reading >>


Dec 9, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Avelino is a proud coffee farmer who lives high in the Peruvian Andes. He works hard to support his family by growing and selling delicious coffee beans from his farm. Read more about Avelino here. Continue Reading >>


Dec 4, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Back to school: Camfed teaches women how to be leaders in their communities. Featured story: The Economist takes a look at our field partner EarthSpark. Imagine: What would the world look like with better data? Positive outlook: Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are optimistic about philanthropy. State of startups: What the stats have to... Continue Reading >>


Dec 2, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Not many high school students can say they’ve helped 500 loans reach borrowers around the world. But Lindsay Voves, a senior from Ridgefield High School in Connecticut, has...

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Dec 1, 2015 PY Paraguay

You and 1.3 million other Kiva lenders have helped open doors for people around the world, often at critical moments in their lives. For Lourdes, that support came at a time when she was abandoned by family and had to forge her own path. Her spirit, and your generosity, inspire us. Thank you for being a part of this global community. Continue Reading >>


Nov 24, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

This post is the final post of a 3 part series highlighting some of the innovative loans...

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Nov 20, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Attention all educators and parents!
 
Thanks to a generous donation, Kiva is able to give away FREE Kiva Credits for classrooms or clubs to learn about the world through microfinance.
 
Just send an email to Kiva U with 1 sentence or more, answering this question:
How do you (or how will you) use Kiva in your classroom or school club?
 
We’ll send you as many credits as you need* for each of your students to try lending for free...
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Nov 13, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Not only do Kiva fellows provide support for borrowers and Field Partners all over the world, but the images they capture provide a visual connection for all of us. Over the course of their fellowships thus far, our fellows have submitted some captivating photos and we're excited to share some of them with you. This week, we're highlighting images captured throughout Latin America and Kenya.  
In the rural town of Pucará in northern Peru lives Avelino, a 62-year-old coffee farmer. As our fellow in Peru Gordon Thompson puts it: “there is... Continue Reading >>


Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

This post is the second of a 3 part series highlighting some of the innovative loans that the Kiva community has helped us test and scale.

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Nov 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Beautiful and other-worldly: the Fukang Meteorite is a wonder to behold.  
10 million reasons: Our direct-lending program reaches $10 million lent!
Must see: CGAP's annual photo contest highlights how different people around the world access financial services.
Hope: A transformational story of a farmer from one of our Field Partners.
Fun and sweet: National flags made from national foods.
 
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