Dec 29, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

It’s been an incredible year here at Kiva, thanks to the passion and continued support of lenders like you. The Kiva community backed more than 320,000 borrowers in 83 countries in 2015, and enabled Kiva to add new Field Partners around the world, from Madagascar to Brazil to the Philippines. Check out more Kiva highlights, and beautiful photos, in our 2015 year in review. Continue Reading >>

Dec 23, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

People around the world are becoming increasingly conscious of what they put in their bodies, and on their skin. That’s great news in the eyes of many proponents of holistic, natural living, like Roberte, a Haitian naturopath who started her own skincare... Continue Reading >>

Dec 18, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Green news: New energy plans put Africa on track to be the cleanest content.
Mental exercises: Diversity helps you think better.
Coming to an agreement: A South African negotiating technique is used to get 195 countries to gain consensus.
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Dec 16, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

A little over three years ago, Chris Akin and his twin brother Doug founded The Base Project, a New York based social enterprise that creates jobs for artisans in the developing world and reinvests a portion of the profits for the development of community farms, scholarships and health funds in countries like Namibia and Syria. Read more about their story here. 

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Dec 14, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

On December 9, 2015 nearly 1,...

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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 >>