Jan 30, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Out of this world beautiful:
Take a tour of the most detailed photo of space, ever.
The history of poverty, told by data, is looking up.
Young hero:
10-year-old girl honored for her quick thinking and superb sign language skills.
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Jan 28, 2015 KE Kenya

Check out our latest post on Medium and see how Kiva borrower Jackline is creating an environment that encourages all her students to stay in school.  Continue Reading >>

Jan 20, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Biba, her class, and all of us at Kiva were blown away by the response to Biba's story of perseverance and spirit during a difficult battle with brain cancer. Nearly 3,700 lenders made a loan in Biba’s honor, raising $153,000 in loans for people around the world. Simply incredible. Below is a thank you letter to lenders from Biba, who also shares the story of her inspirational students: Several years ago, a few of my high schools students and I were sitting around after school discussing our desire to start a club that would utilize concepts we were learning in Economics... Continue Reading >>

Jan 16, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Milaap India   Connecting lenders around the world with borrowers in India   Who are they? Milaap means 'connecting people' in Hindi and Urdu. The organization enables individuals all over the world to give a loan to the working class of India – students, small businesses, and families - who need a small amount of capital to get ahead and change their lives for the better.   You’ll love them if… you have been looking to make loan to India!   Learn more at: www.kiva.org/partners/428   Together... Continue Reading >>

Jan 16, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Role models:
2014 was an amazing year for bright, brave and inspiring young women.
Too gorgeous to miss:
Nature creates an incredible winter wonderland of snow and ice.
Perspective change:
Move with the night sky and leave the ground behind.
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Jan 15, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Ever wondered what life is like working behind the scenes on Kiva's software systems? If you asked Kiva employees (Kivans as we call them) why they are here, most would agree: When I wake up everyday, I want to go to work. I want to change the world. Kiva's my place to do that. It's a unique platform connecting people across the world that has attracted a talented engineering team driven by a desire to change the world for the better. We call the engineering team Braincrave and you can find us here. We're mission-driven, entrepreneurial folks using the latest technology to... Continue Reading >>

Jan 8, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Need help planning your next trip to Guatemala? Check out this list of amazing travel tips from our staff! Continue Reading >>

Jan 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

It’s a new year, and a new chance to focus on what’s important in life. At Kiva, we are so inspired and motivated by lenders like you, we just had to share a few of our favorite lender quotes to start the year. It makes us want to get to work and make the most of 2015 already! How do you plan to help others this year? “People everywhere are kind. They are good. They are honest. They are positive. They are helpful. They smile. They want the same things all everyone wants: a safe living environment, a decent job at a fair wage, a chance for their children to learn, for their local... Continue Reading >>

Dec 22, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

In the last installment of our series Meet the Kivans, we're excited to introduce you to Jomay and David. These two work closely with our partners in the field and have great insights on Kiva's work around the world. Q&A with Jomay Lui, Kiva's Senior Knowledge Manager What do you do at Kiva? I work on the Partnerships team, which is the team that finds, vets, trains and monitors our vast network of amazing Field Partners all over the world. I'm responsible for defining, standardizing, and documenting our processes and policies, so that we're all on... Continue Reading >>

Dec 19, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

On our wish list:
The most beautiful (and difficult) 1000 color puzzle.
40 years:
Newly released photograph series captures sisterly bond over four decades.
What you didn't know you needed:
A clock that gives you the current time in color.
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