Blog posts tagged with Kiva Fellows Program

Feb 2, 2014 KV Kiva HQ
Kiva Fellows proudly show where they are headed!


A snapshot of Kiva Fellow life during fellows training week: 
 
Drink coffee, lots of it. Learn more than you brain can hold about the Kiva model. Bond with other fellows headed all over the world. Learn how to check on a borrower’s progress. Get really pumped about all the borrowers you'll get to meet! Quick tutorial on photography. Drink more coffee, you're only getting started…
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Dec 12, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
International Volunteer Day couldn't come at a better time in the Kiva office. Last week, we passed a major milestone with over $500 million dollars lent to borrowers around the world. And this never could have happened without the hard work and dedication of our incredible volunteers that work behind the scenes.
 
“The contributions of volunteers are vital to Kiva's success whether they contribute in our office, with our partners abroad, or working remotely,” said Kiva Fellows Program Director Jacob Schultz. “Simply put: without their effort...
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May 5, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Have you ever wondered how a relatively small non-profit organization in San Francisco has managed to work effectively in more than 65 countries around the world? Or how new initiatives like Kiva Zip have scaled to over $1 million in loan volume within 17 months of launching?

While there are many factors that have contributed to these successes, one thing is certain -- Kiva would not be where it is today without the support and contributions of its Kiva Fellows.



Kiva's 20th class of Kiva Fellows before heading out into the field.
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Dec 12, 2010
This is the last of our Passport Series for December! This post was written by Kiva Fellow, Amber Barger - the photos were also provided by her.

The first generation of Mongolian entrepreneurs is now entering their country’s transitional economy. They are the first Mongolians to grow up entirely in today’s nascent, market-oriented economy, having only transitioned in 1991. Fifty-nine percent of Mongolia’s three million people are under the age of thirty. This relatively young and growing population is emerging into an economy much... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2010

Kiva will be hosting their very first Social Enterprise Lab!

When: Wednesday, August 11th, 12:30PM
...
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May 5, 2010
By Anonymous
The next Kiva Fellows application deadline is coming (June 30th)! Training for this Kiva Fellows class will take place in October 2010.

The Kiva Fellows Program offers individuals a rare opportunity to travel abroad and witness firsthand the impact and realities of microfinance, by working directly with a host microfinance institution (MFI). The Kiva Fellow is an unpaid, volunteer based position designed to increase Kiva's impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience. Past participants have found the fellowship to be a great first step in a career in microfinance... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2010
By Kevin Chaissan
Kiva Fellows 10th Class
Juhudi Kilimo, Kenya


Juhudi Kilimo CFO: "Kevin, when you’re out in Litein, make sure you ear-tag at least one cow for our Micro Insurance program.

Me: "Ummm yea, I may pass on that one, but I’ll think about it."



Microfinance… To most people this word is synonymous with providing small loans to very low-income entrepreneurs... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2010

By Beth Ritchey, Kiva Fellows 10th Class, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Yes, it might be the dead of winter in Mongolia, with temperatures hovering around -30 degrees Fahrenheit, but the loan products here have been turning green. Thanks to the hard work of the Eco Products Team at XacBank in Mongolia, Kiva lenders saw an introduction of 3 new types of personal consumption ‘green loans’ in December 2009:
  • Energy Efficient Stoves
  • Ger (yurt) covers
  • Energy efficient fuel

Currently around... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2010
Love Kiva? Want to do more on the ground? We are looking for qualified people who want to get into the field to help make the connection even stronger.

Kiva Fellows are short-term volunteers who work with a specific Kiva field partner for three months or more. They help to bridge the gap between Kiva lenders and our field partners throughout the world sending stories and data back to Kiva HQ and the lending community. Kiva Fellows possess travel experience,...

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2009
Calling all Boston-area Kiva supporters!

The director of the Kiva Fellows Program, JD Bergeron, will be hosting an event with one of the KFP Coordinators and several former Kiva Fellows at MIT campus in Cambridge this Tuesday, December 1st. If you're in the Boston area, this is your chance to ask questions about Kiva or the Kiva Fellows Program to Kiva staff in a face-to-face, informal setting.

The evening will begin with a 40-minute presentation and Q&... Continue Reading >>

Blog posts tagged with Kiva Fellows Program

Feb 2, 2014 KV Kiva HQ
By Aurora Lee
Kiva Fellows proudly show where they are headed!


A snapshot of Kiva Fellow life during fellows training week: 
 
Drink coffee, lots of it. Learn more than you brain can hold about the Kiva model. Bond with other fellows headed all over the world. Learn how to check on a borrower’s progress. Get really pumped about all the borrowers you'll get to meet! Quick tutorial on photography. Drink more coffee, you're only getting started…
 ...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
International Volunteer Day couldn't come at a better time in the Kiva office. Last week, we passed a major milestone with over $500 million dollars lent to borrowers around the world. And this never could have happened without the hard work and dedication of our incredible volunteers that work behind the scenes.
 
“The contributions of volunteers are vital to Kiva's success whether they contribute in our office, with our partners abroad, or working remotely,” said Kiva Fellows Program Director Jacob Schultz. “Simply put: without their effort...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Have you ever wondered how a relatively small non-profit organization in San Francisco has managed to work effectively in more than 65 countries around the world? Or how new initiatives like Kiva Zip have scaled to over $1 million in loan volume within 17 months of launching?

While there are many factors that have contributed to these successes, one thing is certain -- Kiva would not be where it is today without the support and contributions of its Kiva Fellows.



Kiva's 20th class of Kiva Fellows before heading out into the field.
... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010
This is the last of our Passport Series for December! This post was written by Kiva Fellow, Amber Barger - the photos were also provided by her.

The first generation of Mongolian entrepreneurs is now entering their country’s transitional economy. They are the first Mongolians to grow up entirely in today’s nascent, market-oriented economy, having only transitioned in 1991. Fifty-nine percent of Mongolia’s three million people are under the age of thirty. This relatively young and growing population is emerging into an economy much... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2010

Kiva will be hosting their very first Social Enterprise Lab!

When: Wednesday, August 11th, 12:30PM
...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2010
By Anonymous
The next Kiva Fellows application deadline is coming (June 30th)! Training for this Kiva Fellows class will take place in October 2010.

The Kiva Fellows Program offers individuals a rare opportunity to travel abroad and witness firsthand the impact and realities of microfinance, by working directly with a host microfinance institution (MFI). The Kiva Fellow is an unpaid, volunteer based position designed to increase Kiva's impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience. Past participants have found the fellowship to be a great first step in a career in microfinance... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2010
By Kevin Chaissan
Kiva Fellows 10th Class
Juhudi Kilimo, Kenya


Juhudi Kilimo CFO: "Kevin, when you’re out in Litein, make sure you ear-tag at least one cow for our Micro Insurance program.

Me: "Ummm yea, I may pass on that one, but I’ll think about it."



Microfinance… To most people this word is synonymous with providing small loans to very low-income entrepreneurs... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2010

By Beth Ritchey, Kiva Fellows 10th Class, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Yes, it might be the dead of winter in Mongolia, with temperatures hovering around -30 degrees Fahrenheit, but the loan products here have been turning green. Thanks to the hard work of the Eco Products Team at XacBank in Mongolia, Kiva lenders saw an introduction of 3 new types of personal consumption ‘green loans’ in December 2009:
  • Energy Efficient Stoves
  • Ger (yurt) covers
  • Energy efficient fuel

Currently around... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2010
Love Kiva? Want to do more on the ground? We are looking for qualified people who want to get into the field to help make the connection even stronger.

Kiva Fellows are short-term volunteers who work with a specific Kiva field partner for three months or more. They help to bridge the gap between Kiva lenders and our field partners throughout the world sending stories and data back to Kiva HQ and the lending community. Kiva Fellows possess travel experience,...

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2009
Calling all Boston-area Kiva supporters!

The director of the Kiva Fellows Program, JD Bergeron, will be hosting an event with one of the KFP Coordinators and several former Kiva Fellows at MIT campus in Cambridge this Tuesday, December 1st. If you're in the Boston area, this is your chance to ask questions about Kiva or the Kiva Fellows Program to Kiva staff in a face-to-face, informal setting.

The evening will begin with a 40-minute presentation and Q&... Continue Reading >>