Blog posts tagged with lending

Aug 8, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Innovative design: This simple product helps girls stay in school.
 
(Natural) Beauty is everywhere: But apparently in some places it's more abundant.
 
Well read and read well: Have books, will travel.
 
 
Heart clench: Adorable little...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Reporting and photos by Tess Murphy

 

...

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Aug 8, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Image via Flickr user quintanomedia

Leaps and Bounds: A breakthrough that resulted from the Ice Bucket Challenge.
 

Release the balls!: Delightful video, innovative purpose.
...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2015 KV Kiva HQ


Kiva headquarters was buzzing with the voices of middle school students on a Friday in July. The students received a tour of the office and Kiva U’s Jessica Hansen gave students an introduction to Kiva. The students learned some of the ins and outs of the microfinance
...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Tariq was just 17 when his life was changed forever in a violent car crash. He was paralyzed in the accident, lost the use of his legs and had to relearn how to do everyday tasks. Following the accident, Tariq had a new perspective on life.

“The accident changed my life. I had to overcome a lot of obstacles. I had to learn to even eat,” he said. “I had a whole new take on life and people.”

So in 2012, he started the Mangum Foundation that focuses on outreach programs for youth, disabled veterans and homeless people. The foundation’s programs include a self-... Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Wow! We can’t believe how fast the last four months have flown by. As KF27’s fellowships draw to a close we asked them to share with us one lesson they learned in the field:

 
... Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2015 PS Palestinian Territory

For Mohammad, a father of 6 living in the West Bank, the memories of struggling to make ends meet and feed his family are still fresh.

“[It was a] harsh life I was living, as a marginalized person, with no purpose in life,” he said. Read his story and watch a video message at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Wow: This augmented reality sandbox will blow your mind.
 
Laugh station: Dogs who just can't dog properly.
 
For your health: How nature improves your well-being.
 
Call the doctor: The future of medicine is incredible, simply put....
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
The Specific Union for Farmer Women (SUFW)
Jordan

Who are they?
The Specific Union for Farmer Women is a non-governmental organization established to raise awareness of the social issues facing rural women in Jordan. They target rural parts of Jordan, offering training programs as well as loan products to foster financial independence and education. They offer both education and business loans. 

You'll love them if...you are looking to...
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

The Tenderloin is a San Francisco neighborhood that sits at the heart of an emotional struggle for the city. Within a few minutes walk you can spot new multi-million dollar offices of tech giants. At the same time, you can see heartbreaking evidence of the city’s battle with homelessness, drug use and mental illness.

But those who live and work in the Tenderloin know that it’s also a neighborhood filled with creativity, from vibrant street art to up-and-coming galleries. Read more at Kiva's Medium page>

Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Say what?: The world's most commonly spoken languages and where you'll hear them.

Out of this world: New Horizon's journey past Pluto as told by photos.

[Insert applause here]: The Millennium Development Goals actually ARE making huge changes.

Wise words: Lee Pace doles...
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ



























This borrower from Vietnam is part of a group loan used for cultivating rice and vegetables, as captured by Kari Derenzi.





























Carly Schwartz took this photo of Miguel finishing up some baked goods that he... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
One perk of travelling as a Kiva Fellow is definitely trying new types of local cuisines all over the world. This week, we asked our fellows to teach us something about their local food scene. Here are some of their mouthwatering responses: 
 
 
“To be honest, Kenyan cuisine is not that exciting. Ugali (maize flour cooked in water), sukuma (kale cooked with onions and tomatoes), kachumbari (tomato salad), chapati (fried bread), beans and...
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
1. Kiva works with partners all over the world - and in 86 countries!
2.
Kivans are GIF and donut enthusiasts.... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 ZW Zimbabwe


Nomatter buys fresh fish straight from local fishermen, then hauls her purchase 8 km to her home where she dries and processes them. She's one of the many successful business women who have taken out Kiva loans through our Field Partner Camfed in Zimbabwe. Read her story at Kiva's Medium page! Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
This July 4th, we’re honoring the many U.S. veterans who are also driven, inspiring entrepreneurs working in their communities. Kiva Zip lenders have successfully raised more than $365,000 worth of 0% interest capital for 79 veteran entrepreneurs. Check out a Q&A with one of these inspiring borrowers, Elizabeth. After serving in uniform for 12 years, Elizabeth is now fundraising to open her very own knit and crochet shop in Dayton, Ohio.



What part of the armed forces were you in and for how many years did you serve?
I spent 4 years at... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
We’re excited to announce Kiva won the Operational Effectiveness category in the Wall Street Journal’s Financial Inclusion Challenge! The Financial Inclusion Challenge is part of an on-going project for the WSJ called Financing the Future. We’re so excited to be recognized as a leader in financial inclusion and can’t wait to impact more lives through the power of lending....
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Take us there: Don't like crowds? Check out these under-the-radar destinations.
http://www.businessinsider.com/us-destinations-that-tourists-havent-discovered-2015-6?op=1
 
Tiger adventure: Little boy's lost toy gets a tour of Tampa.
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/news-photo-gallery/boy-misplaced-stuffed-tiger-goes-on-big-...
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Our 27th Kiva Fellow class has been in the field for a few weeks now and we’re excited to share a few of their sights and experiences getting settled into the new countries, new homes and new assignments. We asked our fellows, “What made you smile this week?” and here are some responses:


Carly Schwartz | Mexico City, Mexico
“Two guys ran into the middle of the largest, busiest thoroughfare, Avenida de los Insurgentes in Mexico City, to perform and solicit donations every time there’s a red light.”


Supharin Chatt | Bay Area, United States
“... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
This week, I'm visiting Kiva partners in Colombia with my dad. It's the first time in my 10 years at Kiva that I've been able to take my dad to visit Kiva borrowers in the field. He's been my biggest cheerleader, believed in our dream before many others did and was also one of Kiva's first donors in 2005!
Dad and me visiting Kiva partner Interactuar in Colombia this week 

It's been an amazing trip. So in the spirit of those celebrating Father's Day in more than 75 countries around the world this weekend, I wanted to share the story... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva U’s very first video game is live! The interactive game can be played for free, online, with the goal of enabling younger audiences to learn more about microfinance. It helps middle school and high school students understand the microfinance lending cycle, the difference between loans and donations, and more about the main loan uses of Kiva borrowers.

It’s the latest project from Kiva U, which brings together over 69,000 students and teachers in a community where they can access tools and resources to...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Positive news: A 5 cent paper battery is here.
 
Squeamish need not continue: Science proves kids touch tons of gross stuff.
 
History lessons: Chalkboards with nearly 100 year-old lessons discovered in Oklahoma.
 
Take a moment: A touching...
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva Fellows have been hard at work these past few months! From India to Tanzania, they have captured some amazing photos of borrowers.
 

Fellow Natalie Russell captured this photo of Celina, who sells small dry fish in Tanzania.



Claire Eggers, a fellow in India, took this inspiring photo of Ganesh on his mushroom farm.



A woman in Zimbabwe uses Kiva loans to support her clothing store, where Alan Mathers shot this photo. 



Eric Brandt (former fellow, current Kiva...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 HR Croatia

At Kiva, we love to travel and we love to trade travel advice! I grew up in the former Yugoslavia and, as a child, spent my summers on the Croatian coast visiting my grandmother. I’ve been lucky to return many times as an adult, but I never tire of its charms and fall deeper in love with the country every time I visit. I’m excited to share 25 can’t miss experiences that will make any traveler's visit to Croatia unforgettable. Read more at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

From the air: First aerial photographs of Cuba are stunning.
 
BatKid begins: A remake that rebooted our hearts.

Robocop: Using tech to ease traffic in Kinshasa.
 
The future: Learning more about self-driving cars.
...
Continue Reading >>

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Blog posts tagged with lending

Aug 8, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Innovative design: This simple product helps girls stay in school.
 
(Natural) Beauty is everywhere: But apparently in some places it's more abundant.
 
Well read and read well: Have books, will travel.
 
 
Heart clench: Adorable little...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Reporting and photos by Tess Murphy

 

...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Image via Flickr user quintanomedia

Leaps and Bounds: A breakthrough that resulted from the Ice Bucket Challenge.
 

Release the balls!: Delightful video, innovative purpose.
...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2015 KV Kiva HQ


Kiva headquarters was buzzing with the voices of middle school students on a Friday in July. The students received a tour of the office and Kiva U’s Jessica Hansen gave students an introduction to Kiva. The students learned some of the ins and outs of the microfinance
...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Tariq was just 17 when his life was changed forever in a violent car crash. He was paralyzed in the accident, lost the use of his legs and had to relearn how to do everyday tasks. Following the accident, Tariq had a new perspective on life.

“The accident changed my life. I had to overcome a lot of obstacles. I had to learn to even eat,” he said. “I had a whole new take on life and people.”

So in 2012, he started the Mangum Foundation that focuses on outreach programs for youth, disabled veterans and homeless people. The foundation’s programs include a self-... Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Wow! We can’t believe how fast the last four months have flown by. As KF27’s fellowships draw to a close we asked them to share with us one lesson they learned in the field:

 
... Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2015 PS Palestinian Territory

For Mohammad, a father of 6 living in the West Bank, the memories of struggling to make ends meet and feed his family are still fresh.

“[It was a] harsh life I was living, as a marginalized person, with no purpose in life,” he said. Read his story and watch a video message at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Wow: This augmented reality sandbox will blow your mind.
 
Laugh station: Dogs who just can't dog properly.
 
For your health: How nature improves your well-being.
 
Call the doctor: The future of medicine is incredible, simply put....
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
The Specific Union for Farmer Women (SUFW)
Jordan

Who are they?
The Specific Union for Farmer Women is a non-governmental organization established to raise awareness of the social issues facing rural women in Jordan. They target rural parts of Jordan, offering training programs as well as loan products to foster financial independence and education. They offer both education and business loans. 

You'll love them if...you are looking to...
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

The Tenderloin is a San Francisco neighborhood that sits at the heart of an emotional struggle for the city. Within a few minutes walk you can spot new multi-million dollar offices of tech giants. At the same time, you can see heartbreaking evidence of the city’s battle with homelessness, drug use and mental illness.

But those who live and work in the Tenderloin know that it’s also a neighborhood filled with creativity, from vibrant street art to up-and-coming galleries. Read more at Kiva's Medium page>

Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Say what?: The world's most commonly spoken languages and where you'll hear them.

Out of this world: New Horizon's journey past Pluto as told by photos.

[Insert applause here]: The Millennium Development Goals actually ARE making huge changes.

Wise words: Lee Pace doles...
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ



























This borrower from Vietnam is part of a group loan used for cultivating rice and vegetables, as captured by Kari Derenzi.





























Carly Schwartz took this photo of Miguel finishing up some baked goods that he... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
One perk of travelling as a Kiva Fellow is definitely trying new types of local cuisines all over the world. This week, we asked our fellows to teach us something about their local food scene. Here are some of their mouthwatering responses: 
 
 
“To be honest, Kenyan cuisine is not that exciting. Ugali (maize flour cooked in water), sukuma (kale cooked with onions and tomatoes), kachumbari (tomato salad), chapati (fried bread), beans and...
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
1. Kiva works with partners all over the world - and in 86 countries!
2.
Kivans are GIF and donut enthusiasts.... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 ZW Zimbabwe


Nomatter buys fresh fish straight from local fishermen, then hauls her purchase 8 km to her home where she dries and processes them. She's one of the many successful business women who have taken out Kiva loans through our Field Partner Camfed in Zimbabwe. Read her story at Kiva's Medium page! Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
This July 4th, we’re honoring the many U.S. veterans who are also driven, inspiring entrepreneurs working in their communities. Kiva Zip lenders have successfully raised more than $365,000 worth of 0% interest capital for 79 veteran entrepreneurs. Check out a Q&A with one of these inspiring borrowers, Elizabeth. After serving in uniform for 12 years, Elizabeth is now fundraising to open her very own knit and crochet shop in Dayton, Ohio.



What part of the armed forces were you in and for how many years did you serve?
I spent 4 years at... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
We’re excited to announce Kiva won the Operational Effectiveness category in the Wall Street Journal’s Financial Inclusion Challenge! The Financial Inclusion Challenge is part of an on-going project for the WSJ called Financing the Future. We’re so excited to be recognized as a leader in financial inclusion and can’t wait to impact more lives through the power of lending....
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Take us there: Don't like crowds? Check out these under-the-radar destinations.
http://www.businessinsider.com/us-destinations-that-tourists-havent-discovered-2015-6?op=1
 
Tiger adventure: Little boy's lost toy gets a tour of Tampa.
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/news-photo-gallery/boy-misplaced-stuffed-tiger-goes-on-big-...
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Our 27th Kiva Fellow class has been in the field for a few weeks now and we’re excited to share a few of their sights and experiences getting settled into the new countries, new homes and new assignments. We asked our fellows, “What made you smile this week?” and here are some responses:


Carly Schwartz | Mexico City, Mexico
“Two guys ran into the middle of the largest, busiest thoroughfare, Avenida de los Insurgentes in Mexico City, to perform and solicit donations every time there’s a red light.”


Supharin Chatt | Bay Area, United States
“... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
This week, I'm visiting Kiva partners in Colombia with my dad. It's the first time in my 10 years at Kiva that I've been able to take my dad to visit Kiva borrowers in the field. He's been my biggest cheerleader, believed in our dream before many others did and was also one of Kiva's first donors in 2005!
Dad and me visiting Kiva partner Interactuar in Colombia this week 

It's been an amazing trip. So in the spirit of those celebrating Father's Day in more than 75 countries around the world this weekend, I wanted to share the story... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva U’s very first video game is live! The interactive game can be played for free, online, with the goal of enabling younger audiences to learn more about microfinance. It helps middle school and high school students understand the microfinance lending cycle, the difference between loans and donations, and more about the main loan uses of Kiva borrowers.

It’s the latest project from Kiva U, which brings together over 69,000 students and teachers in a community where they can access tools and resources to...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Positive news: A 5 cent paper battery is here.
 
Squeamish need not continue: Science proves kids touch tons of gross stuff.
 
History lessons: Chalkboards with nearly 100 year-old lessons discovered in Oklahoma.
 
Take a moment: A touching...
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva Fellows have been hard at work these past few months! From India to Tanzania, they have captured some amazing photos of borrowers.
 

Fellow Natalie Russell captured this photo of Celina, who sells small dry fish in Tanzania.



Claire Eggers, a fellow in India, took this inspiring photo of Ganesh on his mushroom farm.



A woman in Zimbabwe uses Kiva loans to support her clothing store, where Alan Mathers shot this photo. 



Eric Brandt (former fellow, current Kiva...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2015 HR Croatia

At Kiva, we love to travel and we love to trade travel advice! I grew up in the former Yugoslavia and, as a child, spent my summers on the Croatian coast visiting my grandmother. I’ve been lucky to return many times as an adult, but I never tire of its charms and fall deeper in love with the country every time I visit. I’m excited to share 25 can’t miss experiences that will make any traveler's visit to Croatia unforgettable. Read more at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

From the air: First aerial photographs of Cuba are stunning.
 
BatKid begins: A remake that rebooted our hearts.

Robocop: Using tech to ease traffic in Kinshasa.
 
The future: Learning more about self-driving cars.
...
Continue Reading >>

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