Blog posts tagged with Kenya
At Kiva we are proud and excited to offer our lender community the chance to... Continue Reading >>
Headquartered in Nairobi, Junior Achievement Kenya is a subsidiary of Junior Achievement Worldwide, one of the world's largest and fastest growing nonprofit organizations committed to preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs for success in a global economy.
Since 1999, Junior Achievement Kenya has reached at least 175,000 students with the support of 17,000 volunteers and 14 branches throughout the country.
Through hands-on training in work-readiness, business...
We're so excited to be working with Strathmore -- one of the most prestigious private institutions on the continent -- to get young people the funding they need to succeed. Make a student loan today, and change a life in dramatic ways.
It may be summer vacation, but too many bright, qualified students in Africa need to worry about affording education. Financial aid is... Continue Reading >>
This spring, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative announced its goal to eradicate polio by 2018. National governments and global foundations immediately pledged millions of dollars to fund the program’s community health initiatives in the few countries (Nigeria, Pakistan, India) where endemic polio remains. Initially, the disease was supposed to have been eradicated by 1990, but despite a massive influx of resources from the WHO, Gates Foundation and UNICEF, campaign fatigue and lingering pockets of wild polio in hard-to-reach areas have allowed it to simmer on.
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During this time, Kiva fellows serve as our eyes and ears on the ground. They work closely with our partners to support their operations, improve the Kiva lending experience, and help us reach more borrowers. They're truly on the frontier of Kiva, helping to innovate, expand, develop and deepen our connections to the field.
Preparing them for their challenging roles is a team... Continue Reading >>
Let me explain. Over the past year, Kiva has launched partnerships with a number of organizations that are testing exciting innovations in the field. They’re... Continue Reading >>
I’m a huge West Wing fan, and one of my favorite quotes from President Jed Bartlett is that whenever his team achieves a tremendous success – broker a peace deal in the Middle East, or resolve a dispute between trade unions and their employers, for example – the President asks “what’s next?” I think it’s a great way to approach life.
Well we haven’t brokered any peace deals recently, but we are... Continue Reading >>
Kiva staff members celebrating outside the new office.
We're so glad you asked! It was an obvious choice because we currently have 16 field partners in Kenya -- the most we have in one country! On top of that, the United States and Kenya are currently the only countries where we're growing the Kiva Zip pilot program.
What's... Continue Reading >>
Striving toward UNDP Millennium Development Goals, Strathmore established @iLabAfrica in January 2011 with the goal to spearhead research, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the area of information and communication technologies for development.
This February 14 through 16 -- in time for Kenya's March 4 election -- @iLabAfrica and Google teamed up to host the first ever... Continue Reading >>
Strathmore University is one of the leading private universities in Kenya. And in January of 2012, it became Kiva’s first university partner -- allowing lenders to make loans to low-income students for tuition and other supplies. Securing tuition fees is a major challenge for many Strathmore students, and every year, about a third of accepted applicants are unable to enroll because they don't have the money. We're proud to be changing this picture one loan at a time.
Last week, Strathmore held its 9th Annual Career Fair. Altogether, 31 organizations from... Continue Reading >>