Blog posts tagged with International Women's Day

Mar 3, 2017 KV Kiva HQ
Thank you!

For a second year in a row, Kiva had a record-breaking International Women’s Day! This was the biggest day of lending in Kiva's history, beating our second largest day by 23%! In just one week, more than seven thousand lenders and supporters doubled our goal in loans to women, with $3.5 million in loans on March 8th alone. As a result, the Kiva community fully funded 7,486 female loans!



You helped women like Haydee, in...
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Mar 3, 2017 US United States

This story is part of Kiva’s International Women’s Day Campaign. Through March 8th, we’ll be sharing inspiring stories of women borrowers. You can back a woman entrepreneur today by visiting kiva.org/lend/international-womens-day.

A new concept in agriculture is coming to life on rooftops in cities across America.  With city land at ground-level often over-priced or simply... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2017 KV Kiva HQ
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With all the news headlines, it’s hard to know how any one of us can make a difference, but across the globe, women are taking a stand and making a change, and right now there is a way that individuals can take action and improve the lives of thousands of women.

...
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Mar 3, 2016 PS Palestinian Territory
Najah plans to get another loan to grow her business and build a new home for her family.

This story is part of Kiva’s International Women’s Day Campaign. Through March 8th, we’ll be sharing inspiring stories of women borrowers. You can back a woman entrepreneur today on Kiva.

Story by Kiva Fellow Rachel Moore and Diana Baule, Kiva marketing intern. Photos by Eric Brandt.

Najah, whose name means “Success” in Arabic, comes from a Bedouin background and is now a successful...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 GT Guatemala, KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Kelly Diggins

Tecpan is a town located in the central plateau region of Guatemala, about 2 hours drive from Guatemala City. In one of its rural communities live 9 women with unique businesses, ranging from weaving to agriculture, who joined together to create the lending group Las Girasoles Tecpanecas (the Tecpan Sunflowers).

The Tecpan Sunflowers: Fidelina, Irma, Dolores, Maria...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


There’s been so much talk lately about standing with women -- as strong voices in Hollywood, as leaders in business and as the backbone of communities.

But there’s a way you can take action, to send a message and empower women and girls around the world who just want the opportunity to build better lives for themselves.

In every corner of the globe... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Brandon Smith

For years, Ki has been defined by the struggles that surrounded her.

Dropout. As a child, she had to skip school for many years as she worked at her family’s grocery store in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Refugee. When civil war broke out, she and her family found refuge on a relative’s farm in a rural area.

It wasn’t over. In the middle of a night in 1979, Ki was forced to flee from that temporary location to...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

When we invest in women, communities are healthier and safer. Fewer people are malnourished, education is prioritized and incomes increase across the board.


... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2014 KV Kiva HQ
It’s a hectic morning. It’s pouring rain. Dishes are piled in the sink. You’re running late so you check the traffic report online, turn to throw the dishes in the dishwasher then hop in the car and flick on your windshield wipers. But what if you couldn’t? All these modern necessities (dishwasher, windshield wipers, the computer), conveniences that have wormed their way permanently into our lives, were made possible by female inventors!
 
Women make amazing things happen, every day, often without much recognition. International Women’s...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s -- with the first “National Women’s Day” held in the United States in 1909, before women even had the right to vote.

Today, it's become an official holiday in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Laos, Mongolia, Montenegro, Russia, Tajikistan, Vietnam, and Zambia -- just to name a few. In many of these countries, IWD is celebrated like Mother’s Day and children give small gifts to their mothers or grandmothers.



While... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
We're honored to have a guest post from UniversalGiving founder and CEO Pamela Hawley to celebrate International Women's Day -- and to showcase other women entrepreneurs who inspire us!
 
Start it. That's what women do. They are multi-taskers, collaborators, and community seekers. Add some healthy drive to get things done, and they are changing lives of people in their own backyard, and across the world.  

We know from microloans that women are scaling their impact way beyond creating a business.  They are providing... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Set on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and bordered by Syria and Israel, Lebanon is a small country with big implications for the Middle East.

The smallest mainland country in the region (even smaller than Connecticut), it is also one of the most diverse countries -- both culturally and religiously.

Originally home to the Phoenicians, what is now Lebanon was at one time or another also occupied by the Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottoman Turks, and the French (who ruled until Lebanon declared independence in 1943) -- all of which... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8 -- but we're celebrating all month long with Women's History Month, and talking about all the ways microfinance helps women make a difference in their lives, families and communities.



A Kiva loan helped 12 women in the Annapurna Baba Nilakantheswar Shg Group in India increase their sugarcane production.

One of Kiva's main priorities it to give women access to the tools they need to succeed. While they may not be celebrated in history books like Mother Teresa,... Continue Reading >>

Blog posts tagged with International Women's Day

Mar 3, 2017 KV Kiva HQ
By Kayla Grueneich
Thank you!

For a second year in a row, Kiva had a record-breaking International Women’s Day! This was the biggest day of lending in Kiva's history, beating our second largest day by 23%! In just one week, more than seven thousand lenders and supporters doubled our goal in loans to women, with $3.5 million in loans on March 8th alone. As a result, the Kiva community fully funded 7,486 female loans!



You helped women like Haydee, in...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2017 US United States

This story is part of Kiva’s International Women’s Day Campaign. Through March 8th, we’ll be sharing inspiring stories of women borrowers. You can back a woman entrepreneur today by visiting kiva.org/lend/international-womens-day.

A new concept in agriculture is coming to life on rooftops in cities across America.  With city land at ground-level often over-priced or simply... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2017 KV Kiva HQ
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With all the news headlines, it’s hard to know how any one of us can make a difference, but across the globe, women are taking a stand and making a change, and right now there is a way that individuals can take action and improve the lives of thousands of women.

...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 PS Palestinian Territory
Najah plans to get another loan to grow her business and build a new home for her family.

This story is part of Kiva’s International Women’s Day Campaign. Through March 8th, we’ll be sharing inspiring stories of women borrowers. You can back a woman entrepreneur today on Kiva.

Story by Kiva Fellow Rachel Moore and Diana Baule, Kiva marketing intern. Photos by Eric Brandt.

Najah, whose name means “Success” in Arabic, comes from a Bedouin background and is now a successful...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 GT Guatemala, KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Kelly Diggins

Tecpan is a town located in the central plateau region of Guatemala, about 2 hours drive from Guatemala City. In one of its rural communities live 9 women with unique businesses, ranging from weaving to agriculture, who joined together to create the lending group Las Girasoles Tecpanecas (the Tecpan Sunflowers).

The Tecpan Sunflowers: Fidelina, Irma, Dolores, Maria...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


There’s been so much talk lately about standing with women -- as strong voices in Hollywood, as leaders in business and as the backbone of communities.

But there’s a way you can take action, to send a message and empower women and girls around the world who just want the opportunity to build better lives for themselves.

In every corner of the globe... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Brandon Smith

For years, Ki has been defined by the struggles that surrounded her.

Dropout. As a child, she had to skip school for many years as she worked at her family’s grocery store in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Refugee. When civil war broke out, she and her family found refuge on a relative’s farm in a rural area.

It wasn’t over. In the middle of a night in 1979, Ki was forced to flee from that temporary location to...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

When we invest in women, communities are healthier and safer. Fewer people are malnourished, education is prioritized and incomes increase across the board.


... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2014 KV Kiva HQ
It’s a hectic morning. It’s pouring rain. Dishes are piled in the sink. You’re running late so you check the traffic report online, turn to throw the dishes in the dishwasher then hop in the car and flick on your windshield wipers. But what if you couldn’t? All these modern necessities (dishwasher, windshield wipers, the computer), conveniences that have wormed their way permanently into our lives, were made possible by female inventors!
 
Women make amazing things happen, every day, often without much recognition. International Women’s...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s -- with the first “National Women’s Day” held in the United States in 1909, before women even had the right to vote.

Today, it's become an official holiday in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Laos, Mongolia, Montenegro, Russia, Tajikistan, Vietnam, and Zambia -- just to name a few. In many of these countries, IWD is celebrated like Mother’s Day and children give small gifts to their mothers or grandmothers.



While... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
We're honored to have a guest post from UniversalGiving founder and CEO Pamela Hawley to celebrate International Women's Day -- and to showcase other women entrepreneurs who inspire us!
 
Start it. That's what women do. They are multi-taskers, collaborators, and community seekers. Add some healthy drive to get things done, and they are changing lives of people in their own backyard, and across the world.  

We know from microloans that women are scaling their impact way beyond creating a business.  They are providing... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Set on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and bordered by Syria and Israel, Lebanon is a small country with big implications for the Middle East.

The smallest mainland country in the region (even smaller than Connecticut), it is also one of the most diverse countries -- both culturally and religiously.

Originally home to the Phoenicians, what is now Lebanon was at one time or another also occupied by the Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottoman Turks, and the French (who ruled until Lebanon declared independence in 1943) -- all of which... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8 -- but we're celebrating all month long with Women's History Month, and talking about all the ways microfinance helps women make a difference in their lives, families and communities.



A Kiva loan helped 12 women in the Annapurna Baba Nilakantheswar Shg Group in India increase their sugarcane production.

One of Kiva's main priorities it to give women access to the tools they need to succeed. While they may not be celebrated in history books like Mother Teresa,... Continue Reading >>