Blog posts tagged with lending

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 >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
It’s hard to believe the members of the 27th class of Kiva Fellow volunteers are currently making their way by train, plane and boat to their placements for the next 4 months. Our fellows program started in 2007 and has grown from humble beginnings to a formidable operation that provides Kiva staff with critical connections to our field partners and borrowers around the world.
 
Last week, 28 fellows from 9 different countries joined us at our headquarters in San Francisco to meet each other, meet the staff and learn as much as humanly possible about...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 SB Solomon Islands

Shell money is a traditional form of currency that was used in the Solomon Islands before bank notes were introduced. Some provinces still use shell money today, primarily for ceremonies, settling disputes, and bridal and land payments. It is beautifully crafted from seashells, often consisting of strings of differently colored shell-beads. Visit Kiva's Medium page to see how it's made!

Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
We are honored to announce a new member of our team, Martin Tschopp, as CEO of Kiva.  As co-lead with Kiva’s President and Co-founder, Premal Shah, Martin brings a skillset that will help Kiva grow our reach, maximize social impact and leverage technology in strategic new ways. 

Martin comes to Kiva after 12 years with eBay, most recently as the Vice President and General Manager of eBay Advertising. At eBay, he worked to build and grow marketplace... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Amazing insider: Everyday life in Somalia.

Shout out: President Obama sends some #KivaLove.

Beating the odds: Solar bike path test performs better than anticipated.
 
Have a laugh: Top 10 design flaws of the human body.
 ...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva’s loans come in all shapes, sizes and languages. Lucky for us, there’s a team of hard- working multilingual volunteers on Kiva’s Review and Translation (RTP) team who make it possible for us to get these loans onto the site!

... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

There are few things as universal as a mother’s love. Kiva loans support a hugely diverse range of borrowers, hailing from over 80 different countries, but one thing remains a constant: the touching stories we hear of mothers putting the well-being and education of their children above all else.

Although we all have plenty of reasons to call our mom or send her a card this Mother's Day, here are 3 women who will further inspire you:



Sento lives in Makeni City, Sierra Leone and sells local food, soft drinks, and condiments out of a small store on... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
iSchool Zambia
Zambia

Revolutionizing education in Zambia

Who are they?

iSchool Zambia is a social enterprise working to change the education system in Zambia. The company has copied the entire Zambian primary school curriculum (in English and the 7 local languages) on Android tablets they...
Continue Reading >>

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Blog posts tagged with lending

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 >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
By Aurora Lee
It’s hard to believe the members of the 27th class of Kiva Fellow volunteers are currently making their way by train, plane and boat to their placements for the next 4 months. Our fellows program started in 2007 and has grown from humble beginnings to a formidable operation that provides Kiva staff with critical connections to our field partners and borrowers around the world.
 
Last week, 28 fellows from 9 different countries joined us at our headquarters in San Francisco to meet each other, meet the staff and learn as much as humanly possible about...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 SB Solomon Islands

Shell money is a traditional form of currency that was used in the Solomon Islands before bank notes were introduced. Some provinces still use shell money today, primarily for ceremonies, settling disputes, and bridal and land payments. It is beautifully crafted from seashells, often consisting of strings of differently colored shell-beads. Visit Kiva's Medium page to see how it's made!

Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
We are honored to announce a new member of our team, Martin Tschopp, as CEO of Kiva.  As co-lead with Kiva’s President and Co-founder, Premal Shah, Martin brings a skillset that will help Kiva grow our reach, maximize social impact and leverage technology in strategic new ways. 

Martin comes to Kiva after 12 years with eBay, most recently as the Vice President and General Manager of eBay Advertising. At eBay, he worked to build and grow marketplace... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Amazing insider: Everyday life in Somalia.

Shout out: President Obama sends some #KivaLove.

Beating the odds: Solar bike path test performs better than anticipated.
 
Have a laugh: Top 10 design flaws of the human body.
 ...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva’s loans come in all shapes, sizes and languages. Lucky for us, there’s a team of hard- working multilingual volunteers on Kiva’s Review and Translation (RTP) team who make it possible for us to get these loans onto the site!

... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
By Lana Radosavljevic

There are few things as universal as a mother’s love. Kiva loans support a hugely diverse range of borrowers, hailing from over 80 different countries, but one thing remains a constant: the touching stories we hear of mothers putting the well-being and education of their children above all else.

Although we all have plenty of reasons to call our mom or send her a card this Mother's Day, here are 3 women who will further inspire you:



Sento lives in Makeni City, Sierra Leone and sells local food, soft drinks, and condiments out of a small store on... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
iSchool Zambia
Zambia

Revolutionizing education in Zambia

Who are they?

iSchool Zambia is a social enterprise working to change the education system in Zambia. The company has copied the entire Zambian primary school curriculum (in English and the 7 local languages) on Android tablets they...
Continue Reading >>

Pages