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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Nov 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Meerim is pursuing her dream of diplomacy, to introduce her country and everything she loves about it to other nations around the world. She is an ambassador for all girls who dream to follow in her footsteps someday. Read her story and watch her video at Kiva's Medium Page. Continue Reading >>

Nov 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Photo courtesy of EarthSpark International.

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

There are 1.3 billion people worldwide who live without access to electricity. What does that mean exactly? It means that those 1.3 billion individuals experience limited, if any, access to clean water...

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Nov 2, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva's Speakers Program | Helpful tips and information for speakers Thank you for joining us to speak at an event and spread Kiva's work and mission to a larger community. The Speakers Program is a way to connect and reach out to individuals and communities interested in microfinance, poverty alleviation and the role Kiva plays in the global community by bringing a Kiva...

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