Blog posts tagged with Behind the Scenes
This 3-part video interview introduces you to Nat Robinson, CEO of Juhudi Kilimo, a Kiva Field Partner located in Kenya. Learn why so few microfinance institutions (MFIs) are working in the agriculture industry and how Juhudi is leading the way in rural asset financing. Discover how even in rural Kenya, farmers are able to make mobile payments and file insurance claims using their cell phones. Also, find out which type of cow Juhudi recommends its farmers!
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Moving to Google Apps
The decision process was painless. Kivans were solving problems with Google services on their own that our old mail systems could not. IT was already leaning towards a Google Apps move... Continue Reading >>
Thanks to the support of our lenders, funders and Field Partners, Kiva continues to grow. If you want to be part of the Kiva team and help us in our mission to alleviate poverty through lending, then consider applying for one of the open positions at Kiva here.
Already have a job? Are you in school? Maybe you want to help out on the side? Kiva relies on hundreds of volunteers to help us fulfill our mission. Learn more about our open volunteer...Continue Reading >>
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Some of the questions that we ask ourselves are:
• who is the MFI reaching with its services?
• what products does the MFI offer (variety of loans and beyond loans)?
• what are the benefits to the clients?
• how socially responsible is the MFI?
On that last point, a particular area of interest is whether the... Continue Reading >>
Kiva is now in great shape as we head into our busiest time of year. Thank you to everyone who participated in or helped with the Editing and... Continue Reading >>
Join 4 community enterprises, Kiva, Hub Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and The David Brower Center, as we celebrate the remarkable achievement of 4 years and almost 100 million dollars in loans that Kiva has realized since its creation.... Continue Reading >>
But we believe this is only the beginning . . .
Kiva is about dreaming big. The entrepreneurs on the website dream about big business;... Continue Reading >>
Kiva’s Community Outreach Team is thrilled to announce the recent release of the ...Continue Reading >>
Jonny Price here - first time, extremely nervous, blogger, and temporary Kiva volunteer.
Below is a link to a presentation including maps breaking down Kiva loans by country, and user penetration by country and US state. Amongst other things, it shows which countries have received the most loans since Kiva began, and which countries have the most Kiva users.
PDS Extraordinaire Rico Munoz recently put together this map that shows all of Kiva's partners in the Philippines and where Kiva loans are having an effect. As you can see, your generous support is helping microentrepreneurs all across this wonderful country. So once again, on behalf of our Filipino partners, Rico... Continue Reading >>
In the month of May, you voted for your favorite Kiva Apps. Over 400 people voted, and the results are in!
#1 KIVA ALERTS: A suite of tools for...Continue Reading >>
- A country section on the right side of the page, showing where the loan is going as well as some basic information about the country that the entrepreneur or group lives in
- We've been able to make the "Advanced View" of the repayment schedule even more...
I started with Kiva about eight months ago, and as the new IT guy I decided to put in place a new backup and monitoring regime for our users. We decided to go with JungleDisk, and we’re super happy with it. Also, we approached JungleDisk with our cause and they wanted to support us.
If you don't know Jungledisk is, it's an online backup solution - you install the JungleDisk workgroup app, and it backs up your computer to disk space you rent online (in our case at Amazon S3).
Overall, we're super happy with JungleDisk. When I see my backup report in the morning, I... Continue Reading >>