Blog posts tagged with lending

May 5, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


This is the first in our series spotlighting small, independent businesses in the U.S. in celebration of National Small Business week. Show your love for #smallbiz by making a loan on Kiva Zip today and helping us flash fund $150,000 in loans this week!

On just about every Saturday from May through October, you can find Chancey and her husband Dennis at their stall under a banner that reads ‘Banana Manna’ in the Greenville, South Carolina farmer’s market. Chancey has been selling her acclaimed banana bread at the market for over 10 years, ever...
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Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

April is the Month of Microfinance and the perfect time to share how microfinance has touched our lives. As April comes to a close, we wanted to share with you Nadine’s story and how a Kiva Zip loan helped her start her own business educating families about the importance of nutrition. Read Chef Nadine’s story, written by Innae Park, below:

...

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Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


It’s early evening and the sun is glowing, low and golden, above a homestead located a 3-hour drive from Cape Coast, Ghana. The air has cooled just enough for Grace and her family to start cooking their dinner over an open fire.

Tonight they are making gravy and yams, and crushing together tomatoes and garden eggs, a popular type of eggplant.
 
At regular intervals Grace and her daughters add ingredients to a heavy pot and stir, then shift the firewood underneath, sending smoke billowing up to their faces.
...
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Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

April is the Month of Microfinance...

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Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Buzz worthy: 11-year old's lemonade helps save bees.
 
Closing the information gap: M-Farm shares important market information with farmers to make better decisions.
 

A great escape: Inky the octopus's quest for freedom.
 
Hear that?: This is...
Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ



This month the Kiva community was joined by amazing organizations doing good around the world. All these organizations empower individuals and give them the opportunities to improve their lives and of those around them. From empowering smallholder farmers with access to markets and providing jobs and higher education to low income youths to creating a network of successful women to...

Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the third post in a geography quiz series to expand your knowledge of the countries where Kiva works. Lend to Oceanian entrepreneurs ... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

April is the Month of Microfinance and the perfect time to share how microfinance has touched our lives. This story comes from Gordon Thompson, one of Kiva’s amazing fellows who work in the field and play an integral role in facilitating partnerships between Kiva and our Field Partners. In many ways they are a bridge connecting lenders and borrowers around the world. From traveling woes to forging...

Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Eat up: Edible eating utensils make meals 0% waste.


Simple math: If 100 people lived on Earth.
 
What's next?: Is microfinance the next step in financial inclusion?
 
 
Say what?: How different languages impact your world view.
...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

We have welcomed some great partners in the past month on Kiva. They strive to increase organic production of eggs and share the benefits of responsible tourism with small communities in Thailand, and expand access to market for Indonesian smallholder farmers. Learn more about the changes these organizations are bringing about for these local families!

...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

If you believe everyone should have access to clean drinking water, help Kiva and its partners like Evidence Action and People’s Forum by lending ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

“Talk about feeling powerful– we can be the bank of our community because we love this community, we understand it and we’re going to invest in our neighbors." -Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, at the Kiva Oakland launch
 

... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Support Shawn and other small business owners in Oakland, as Oakland becomes an official Kiva city on March 16, 2016. By ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

We are so proud to announce the launch of Kiva Oakland, in partnership with Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf, to bring 0% interest crowdfunded loans to hundreds of Oakland small business owners.

Kiva Oakland supports businesses that are socially impactful and financially excluded from mainstream lending options.

“This initiative is a virtuous circle of opportunity for Oakland where the return on investment is measured more by character than credit scores,” said Schaaf. “We’re giving residents a critical way to directly support the small businesses that are the... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Support Natasha and other small business owners in Oakland, as Oakland becomes an official Kiva city on March 16, 2016. By ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Thanks to your generosity, Kiva had a record-breaking International Women's Day celebration to support women around the world! In 1 week, Kiva lenders and supporters funded nearly $4.5 million in loans to women, and $2.7 million on International Women's Day alone.

More loans were funded on International Women's Day 2016 than on any other day in Kiva's history!

More than 40,000 lenders participated during the week, and more than 14,000 women borrowers were successfully funded. 

Kiva lenders helped activate $1 million in... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Share this image and tag 5 friends to invite them to lend on Kiva for International Women's Day:
 


Thanks to your enthusiasm and support, we just hit our $1 million goal for International Women's Day! But we still have until midnight on March 8 to make an even bigger impact for women entrepreneurs around the world, so we're announcing a stretch goal of $2 million!

We need your help to hit this goal, but this time we're not asking you to lend. We're asking current Kiva lenders to help us... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the fourth in our ‘Invest in her, invest in change’ series celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs around the world. Join Kiva in crowdfunding ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ



This is the third in our ‘Invest in her, invest in change’ series celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs around the world. Join Kiva in crowdfunding $1 million in loans to women...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 PS Palestinian Territory



This is the second in our ‘Invest in her, invest in change’ series celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs around the world. Join Kiva in crowdfunding $1 million in loans to women...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 GT Guatemala, KV Kiva HQ



This is the first in our ‘Invest in her, invest in change’ series celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs around the world. Join Kiva in crowdfunding $1 million in loans to women...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


There’s been so much talk lately about standing with women -- as strong voices in Hollywood, as leaders in business and as the backbone of communities.

But there’s a way you can take action, to send a message and empower women and girls around the world who just want the opportunity to build better lives for themselves.

In every corner of the globe... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Truth tellers: How did countries rank in corruption in 2015?
 
When farmers rule the world: New UN report says small-scale organic farming is how to feed the world.
 
Beginners guide: How to really use Facebook's new emojis.
 
No 'I' in...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

It’s hard to believe our 29th class of fellows, KF29, has been in the field for 4 weeks already! They’ve started visiting borrowers and understanding the country they are in, and have reported some great stories with fantastic pictures. We asked them to share with us...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Five months ago, a group of thirty enthusiastic and passionate individuals from around the globe came together to be a part of Kiva's 16th internship class.


...

Continue Reading >>

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Blog posts tagged with lending

May 5, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


This is the first in our series spotlighting small, independent businesses in the U.S. in celebration of National Small Business week. Show your love for #smallbiz by making a loan on Kiva Zip today and helping us flash fund $150,000 in loans this week!

On just about every Saturday from May through October, you can find Chancey and her husband Dennis at their stall under a banner that reads ‘Banana Manna’ in the Greenville, South Carolina farmer’s market. Chancey has been selling her acclaimed banana bread at the market for over 10 years, ever...
Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

April is the Month of Microfinance and the perfect time to share how microfinance has touched our lives. As April comes to a close, we wanted to share with you Nadine’s story and how a Kiva Zip loan helped her start her own business educating families about the importance of nutrition. Read Chef Nadine’s story, written by Innae Park, below:

...

Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


It’s early evening and the sun is glowing, low and golden, above a homestead located a 3-hour drive from Cape Coast, Ghana. The air has cooled just enough for Grace and her family to start cooking their dinner over an open fire.

Tonight they are making gravy and yams, and crushing together tomatoes and garden eggs, a popular type of eggplant.
 
At regular intervals Grace and her daughters add ingredients to a heavy pot and stir, then shift the firewood underneath, sending smoke billowing up to their faces.
...
Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

April is the Month of Microfinance...

Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Buzz worthy: 11-year old's lemonade helps save bees.
 
Closing the information gap: M-Farm shares important market information with farmers to make better decisions.
 

A great escape: Inky the octopus's quest for freedom.
 
Hear that?: This is...
Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ



This month the Kiva community was joined by amazing organizations doing good around the world. All these organizations empower individuals and give them the opportunities to improve their lives and of those around them. From empowering smallholder farmers with access to markets and providing jobs and higher education to low income youths to creating a network of successful women to...

Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the third post in a geography quiz series to expand your knowledge of the countries where Kiva works. Lend to Oceanian entrepreneurs ... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

April is the Month of Microfinance and the perfect time to share how microfinance has touched our lives. This story comes from Gordon Thompson, one of Kiva’s amazing fellows who work in the field and play an integral role in facilitating partnerships between Kiva and our Field Partners. In many ways they are a bridge connecting lenders and borrowers around the world. From traveling woes to forging...

Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Eat up: Edible eating utensils make meals 0% waste.


Simple math: If 100 people lived on Earth.
 
What's next?: Is microfinance the next step in financial inclusion?
 
 
Say what?: How different languages impact your world view.
...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

We have welcomed some great partners in the past month on Kiva. They strive to increase organic production of eggs and share the benefits of responsible tourism with small communities in Thailand, and expand access to market for Indonesian smallholder farmers. Learn more about the changes these organizations are bringing about for these local families!

...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

If you believe everyone should have access to clean drinking water, help Kiva and its partners like Evidence Action and People’s Forum by lending ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

“Talk about feeling powerful– we can be the bank of our community because we love this community, we understand it and we’re going to invest in our neighbors." -Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, at the Kiva Oakland launch
 

... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Support Shawn and other small business owners in Oakland, as Oakland becomes an official Kiva city on March 16, 2016. By ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

We are so proud to announce the launch of Kiva Oakland, in partnership with Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf, to bring 0% interest crowdfunded loans to hundreds of Oakland small business owners.

Kiva Oakland supports businesses that are socially impactful and financially excluded from mainstream lending options.

“This initiative is a virtuous circle of opportunity for Oakland where the return on investment is measured more by character than credit scores,” said Schaaf. “We’re giving residents a critical way to directly support the small businesses that are the... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Support Natasha and other small business owners in Oakland, as Oakland becomes an official Kiva city on March 16, 2016. By ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Thanks to your generosity, Kiva had a record-breaking International Women's Day celebration to support women around the world! In 1 week, Kiva lenders and supporters funded nearly $4.5 million in loans to women, and $2.7 million on International Women's Day alone.

More loans were funded on International Women's Day 2016 than on any other day in Kiva's history!

More than 40,000 lenders participated during the week, and more than 14,000 women borrowers were successfully funded. 

Kiva lenders helped activate $1 million in... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Share this image and tag 5 friends to invite them to lend on Kiva for International Women's Day:
 


Thanks to your enthusiasm and support, we just hit our $1 million goal for International Women's Day! But we still have until midnight on March 8 to make an even bigger impact for women entrepreneurs around the world, so we're announcing a stretch goal of $2 million!

We need your help to hit this goal, but this time we're not asking you to lend. We're asking current Kiva lenders to help us... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the fourth in our ‘Invest in her, invest in change’ series celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs around the world. Join Kiva in crowdfunding ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ



This is the third in our ‘Invest in her, invest in change’ series celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs around the world. Join Kiva in crowdfunding $1 million in loans to women...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 PS Palestinian Territory



This is the second in our ‘Invest in her, invest in change’ series celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs around the world. Join Kiva in crowdfunding $1 million in loans to women...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 GT Guatemala, KV Kiva HQ



This is the first in our ‘Invest in her, invest in change’ series celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs around the world. Join Kiva in crowdfunding $1 million in loans to women...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


There’s been so much talk lately about standing with women -- as strong voices in Hollywood, as leaders in business and as the backbone of communities.

But there’s a way you can take action, to send a message and empower women and girls around the world who just want the opportunity to build better lives for themselves.

In every corner of the globe... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Truth tellers: How did countries rank in corruption in 2015?
 
When farmers rule the world: New UN report says small-scale organic farming is how to feed the world.
 
Beginners guide: How to really use Facebook's new emojis.
 
No 'I' in...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

It’s hard to believe our 29th class of fellows, KF29, has been in the field for 4 weeks already! They’ve started visiting borrowers and understanding the country they are in, and have reported some great stories with fantastic pictures. We asked them to share with us...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Five months ago, a group of thirty enthusiastic and passionate individuals from around the globe came together to be a part of Kiva's 16th internship class.


...

Continue Reading >>

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