Blog posts tagged with Kiva Labs Education

Sep 9, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
Secondary schools are creating a bottleneck for higher education.

In past Kiva Innovations posts on this topic, the focus has been on advancing and financing higher education. In this entry, I take a step back to focus on the key prerequisite for college studies -- no, not university entrance exams -- high school.


Kiva borrower Ana took out a $1,275 loan to pay school fees in Indonesia.

While primary education has found a strong protector in the Millennium Development Goals, and higher education has its consistent advocates, secondary... Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
Youth unemployment is becoming a global issue.
 
In December 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation captured the Tunisian public’s attention and triggered protests that ended with the toppling of the oppressive Ben Ali regime. Bouazizi worked in the informal sector as a vegetable seller to support his family of eight. Following years of harassment, he was driven to set himself on fire after being slapped in the face by a policewoman for paying an insufficient bribe for his unlicensed vegetable cart. This story of a frustrated, "unemployed...
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May 5, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
 

Raise your hand if you (or your parents) have an outstanding student loan. Okay, now put your hand down -- people are starting to stare.

Probably about two-thirds of you raised your hand if you went to college in the United States. That means that two-thirds of you are accustomed to the excruciating realization that, after years of monthly payments, your balance never goes down.

Now, imagine for a second what... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2012 KV Kiva HQ

This is part of a larger series on Kiva's strategic initiatives and innovative loan products, which are designed to expand opportunities for more borrowers. Kiva has partnered with Kenya's Strathmore University to fund loans for tuition and laptops -- helping to narrow the higher education gap discussed in detail in this blog post.

All countries -- industrialized and developing alike -- are facing the same challenge: How to target funding to maximize growth?

One accepted... Continue Reading >>

Blog posts tagged with Kiva Labs Education

Sep 9, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
Secondary schools are creating a bottleneck for higher education.

In past Kiva Innovations posts on this topic, the focus has been on advancing and financing higher education. In this entry, I take a step back to focus on the key prerequisite for college studies -- no, not university entrance exams -- high school.


Kiva borrower Ana took out a $1,275 loan to pay school fees in Indonesia.

While primary education has found a strong protector in the Millennium Development Goals, and higher education has its consistent advocates, secondary... Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
Youth unemployment is becoming a global issue.
 
In December 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation captured the Tunisian public’s attention and triggered protests that ended with the toppling of the oppressive Ben Ali regime. Bouazizi worked in the informal sector as a vegetable seller to support his family of eight. Following years of harassment, he was driven to set himself on fire after being slapped in the face by a policewoman for paying an insufficient bribe for his unlicensed vegetable cart. This story of a frustrated, "unemployed...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
 

Raise your hand if you (or your parents) have an outstanding student loan. Okay, now put your hand down -- people are starting to stare.

Probably about two-thirds of you raised your hand if you went to college in the United States. That means that two-thirds of you are accustomed to the excruciating realization that, after years of monthly payments, your balance never goes down.

Now, imagine for a second what... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2012 KV Kiva HQ

This is part of a larger series on Kiva's strategic initiatives and innovative loan products, which are designed to expand opportunities for more borrowers. Kiva has partnered with Kenya's Strathmore University to fund loans for tuition and laptops -- helping to narrow the higher education gap discussed in detail in this blog post.

All countries -- industrialized and developing alike -- are facing the same challenge: How to target funding to maximize growth?

One accepted... Continue Reading >>