Blog posts tagged with microfinance

Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ



All around the world, students are using Kiva and its education program, Kiva U, as learning tool to engage with global cultures and invest in others from a young age!


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Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Data head: Half the world's population lives in the yellow, half in the black.

Changing places: 1 in every 122 people is a refugee, internally displaced or asylum-seeking.


Like magic: This water bottle creates water from thin air.

Green news: Turning windmills on their heads...
Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
One of the many ways our lenders get involved in Kiva is through our community of lending teams. Lending teams are self-organized groups built around common interests, affiliation, or location, where team members rally to support loans and track their collective impact. Each lending team has team captains who go above and beyond to keep members engaged and ensure the team achieves its lending goals. In the next few weeks, we’re spotlighting a few of these team captains for their commitment and leadership.
 
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Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Small business owners often ask Jonny Price, Senior Director of Kiva Zip, why they should crowdfund 0% interest loans on Kiva Zip, rather than raising capital on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. To learn how he responds, read more here. Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Each borrower has a different story to tell, and Kiva’s Review and Translation Program (RTP) connects each of them with Kiva volunteers in order to communicate their story to the rest of the world. Volunteers at RTP get to practice their editing and translating skills in 1 of 5 languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian) while helping to bring Kiva borrowers a step closer to achieving their dreams.

Today, our RTP volunteers edit and translate about 16,500 loans each month, with a total of about 21.4 million words reviewed and translated per year. This month we... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

It’s been an incredible year here at Kiva, thanks to the passion and continued support of lenders like you. The Kiva community backed more than 320,000 borrowers in 83 countries in 2015, and enabled Kiva to add new Field Partners around the world, from Madagascar to Brazil to the Philippines.

Check out more Kiva highlights, and beautiful photos, in our 2015 year in review.

Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

People around the world are becoming increasingly conscious of what they put in their bodies, and on their skin. That’s great news in the eyes of many proponents of holistic, natural living, like Roberte, a Haitian naturopath who started her own... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Green news: New energy plans put Africa on track to be the cleanest content.
 
Mental exercises: Diversity helps you think better.
 
Coming to an agreement: A South African negotiating technique is used to get 195 countries to gain consensus.
 
...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ


A little over three years ago, Chris Akin and his twin brother Doug founded The Base Project, a New York based social enterprise that creates jobs for artisans in the developing world and reinvests a portion of the profits for the development of community farms, scholarships and health funds in countries like Namibia and Syria. Read more about their story here. 

Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

On December 9, 2015 nearly 1,...

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Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
In this vast planet of ours, it can be hard to imagine that each and every one of us has our own story to tell. When a photographer named Brandon began taking picture of people throughout New York, and later all around the world, Humans of New York became an international craze. Every post consists of a photograph, a story, and an inevitable reaction from the observer. Reading about a first hand account of what it's like to be a refugee on your way to the US, sharing a funny post that made you smile, or seeing the look on someone's face while you read what their life is like after being... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Avelino is a proud coffee farmer who lives high in the Peruvian Andes. He works hard to support his family by growing and selling delicious coffee beans from his farm. Read more about Avelino here.
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Back to school: Camfed teaches women how to be leaders in their communities.


Featured story: The Economist takes a look at our field partner EarthSpark.


Imagine: What would the world look like with better data?


Positive outlook: Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are optimistic about philanthropy.


... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ



Not many high school students can say they’ve helped 500 loans reach borrowers around the world. But Lindsay Voves, a senior from Ridgefield High School in...

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Dec 12, 2015 PY Paraguay

You and 1.3 million other Kiva lenders have helped open doors for people around the world, often at critical moments in their lives. For Lourdes, that support came at a time when she was abandoned by family and had to forge her own path. Her spirit, and your generosity, inspire us. Thank you for being a part of this global community.

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ


This post is the final post of a 3 part series highlighting some of the innovative...

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Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Attention all educators and parents!
 
Thanks to a generous donation, Kiva is able to give away FREE Kiva Credits for classrooms or clubs to learn about the world through microfinance.
 
Just send an email to Kiva U with 1 sentence or more, answering this question:
How do you (or how will you) use Kiva in your classroom or school club?
 
We’ll send you as many credits as you need* for each of your students to try lending for...
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Not only do Kiva fellows provide support for borrowers and Field Partners all over the world, but the images they capture provide a visual connection for all of us. Over the course of their fellowships thus far, our fellows have submitted some captivating photos and we're excited to share some of them with you. This week, we're highlighting images captured throughout Latin America and Kenya.
 

In the rural town of Pucará in northern Peru lives Avelino, a 62-year-old coffee farmer. As our fellow in Peru Gordon Thompson puts it... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

This post is the second of a 3 part series highlighting some of the innovative loans that the Kiva community has helped us test and scale.

...

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Beautiful and other-worldly: the Fukang Meteorite is a wonder to behold.
 
10 million reasons: Our direct-lending program reaches $10 million lent!

Must see: CGAP's annual photo contest highlights how different people around the world access financial services.

Hope: A transformational story of a farmer from one of our Field Partners.


Fun and sweet: National flags made from national foods.
 



Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Meerim is pursuing her dream of diplomacy, to introduce her country and everything she loves about it to other nations around the world. She is an ambassador for all girls who dream to follow in her footsteps someday.

Read her story and watch her video at Kiva's Medium Page.
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ


Photo courtesy of EarthSpark International.

This post is the first of a 3 part series highlighting some of the innovative loans that the Kiva community has helped us test and scale.

There are 1.3 billion people worldwide who live without access to electricity. What does that mean exactly? It means that those 1.3 billion individuals experience limited, if any, access to clean...

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva's Speakers Program | Helpful tips and information for speakers

Thank you for joining us to speak at an event and spread Kiva's work and mission to a larger community. The Speakers Program is a way to connect and reach out to individuals and communities interested in microfinance, poverty alleviation and the role Kiva plays in the global community by...

Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Kiva fellows are our eyes and ears out in the field and are such an integral part of the organization. As they work for the greater good, they also get to experience life in different countries and all the wonders of encountering another culture. This week our fellows taught us something about the culture of the city or country they are currently working in!


"This past Friday was the local "... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

The Kiva staff celebrating a decade of impact outside Kiva's headquarters in San Francisco.

In October of 2005, Kiva was founded as a nonprofit and an incredible journey began. Ten years later, Kiva has grown into a global force for good and a place where acts of mutual respect, kindness and faith occur every hour of every day.

We’ll be celebrating a decade of impact over the next year and have so much in store to share with you. But we wanted to take this moment to extend a very sincere thank you to all Kiva borrowers, lenders, Field Partners... Continue Reading >>

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Blog posts tagged with microfinance

Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ



All around the world, students are using Kiva and its education program, Kiva U, as learning tool to engage with global cultures and invest in others from a young age!


...

Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Data head: Half the world's population lives in the yellow, half in the black.

Changing places: 1 in every 122 people is a refugee, internally displaced or asylum-seeking.


Like magic: This water bottle creates water from thin air.

Green news: Turning windmills on their heads...
Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
One of the many ways our lenders get involved in Kiva is through our community of lending teams. Lending teams are self-organized groups built around common interests, affiliation, or location, where team members rally to support loans and track their collective impact. Each lending team has team captains who go above and beyond to keep members engaged and ensure the team achieves its lending goals. In the next few weeks, we’re spotlighting a few of these team captains for their commitment and leadership.
 
...
Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Small business owners often ask Jonny Price, Senior Director of Kiva Zip, why they should crowdfund 0% interest loans on Kiva Zip, rather than raising capital on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. To learn how he responds, read more here. Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Each borrower has a different story to tell, and Kiva’s Review and Translation Program (RTP) connects each of them with Kiva volunteers in order to communicate their story to the rest of the world. Volunteers at RTP get to practice their editing and translating skills in 1 of 5 languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian) while helping to bring Kiva borrowers a step closer to achieving their dreams.

Today, our RTP volunteers edit and translate about 16,500 loans each month, with a total of about 21.4 million words reviewed and translated per year. This month we... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

It’s been an incredible year here at Kiva, thanks to the passion and continued support of lenders like you. The Kiva community backed more than 320,000 borrowers in 83 countries in 2015, and enabled Kiva to add new Field Partners around the world, from Madagascar to Brazil to the Philippines.

Check out more Kiva highlights, and beautiful photos, in our 2015 year in review.

Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

People around the world are becoming increasingly conscious of what they put in their bodies, and on their skin. That’s great news in the eyes of many proponents of holistic, natural living, like Roberte, a Haitian naturopath who started her own... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Green news: New energy plans put Africa on track to be the cleanest content.
 
Mental exercises: Diversity helps you think better.
 
Coming to an agreement: A South African negotiating technique is used to get 195 countries to gain consensus.
 
...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ


A little over three years ago, Chris Akin and his twin brother Doug founded The Base Project, a New York based social enterprise that creates jobs for artisans in the developing world and reinvests a portion of the profits for the development of community farms, scholarships and health funds in countries like Namibia and Syria. Read more about their story here. 

Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

On December 9, 2015 nearly 1,...

Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
In this vast planet of ours, it can be hard to imagine that each and every one of us has our own story to tell. When a photographer named Brandon began taking picture of people throughout New York, and later all around the world, Humans of New York became an international craze. Every post consists of a photograph, a story, and an inevitable reaction from the observer. Reading about a first hand account of what it's like to be a refugee on your way to the US, sharing a funny post that made you smile, or seeing the look on someone's face while you read what their life is like after being... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Avelino is a proud coffee farmer who lives high in the Peruvian Andes. He works hard to support his family by growing and selling delicious coffee beans from his farm. Read more about Avelino here.
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Back to school: Camfed teaches women how to be leaders in their communities.


Featured story: The Economist takes a look at our field partner EarthSpark.


Imagine: What would the world look like with better data?


Positive outlook: Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are optimistic about philanthropy.


... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ



Not many high school students can say they’ve helped 500 loans reach borrowers around the world. But Lindsay Voves, a senior from Ridgefield High School in...

Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 PY Paraguay

You and 1.3 million other Kiva lenders have helped open doors for people around the world, often at critical moments in their lives. For Lourdes, that support came at a time when she was abandoned by family and had to forge her own path. Her spirit, and your generosity, inspire us. Thank you for being a part of this global community.

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ


This post is the final post of a 3 part series highlighting some of the innovative...

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Attention all educators and parents!
 
Thanks to a generous donation, Kiva is able to give away FREE Kiva Credits for classrooms or clubs to learn about the world through microfinance.
 
Just send an email to Kiva U with 1 sentence or more, answering this question:
How do you (or how will you) use Kiva in your classroom or school club?
 
We’ll send you as many credits as you need* for each of your students to try lending for...
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Not only do Kiva fellows provide support for borrowers and Field Partners all over the world, but the images they capture provide a visual connection for all of us. Over the course of their fellowships thus far, our fellows have submitted some captivating photos and we're excited to share some of them with you. This week, we're highlighting images captured throughout Latin America and Kenya.
 

In the rural town of Pucará in northern Peru lives Avelino, a 62-year-old coffee farmer. As our fellow in Peru Gordon Thompson puts it... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

This post is the second of a 3 part series highlighting some of the innovative loans that the Kiva community has helped us test and scale.

...

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Beautiful and other-worldly: the Fukang Meteorite is a wonder to behold.
 
10 million reasons: Our direct-lending program reaches $10 million lent!

Must see: CGAP's annual photo contest highlights how different people around the world access financial services.

Hope: A transformational story of a farmer from one of our Field Partners.


Fun and sweet: National flags made from national foods.
 



Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Meerim is pursuing her dream of diplomacy, to introduce her country and everything she loves about it to other nations around the world. She is an ambassador for all girls who dream to follow in her footsteps someday.

Read her story and watch her video at Kiva's Medium Page.
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ


Photo courtesy of EarthSpark International.

This post is the first of a 3 part series highlighting some of the innovative loans that the Kiva community has helped us test and scale.

There are 1.3 billion people worldwide who live without access to electricity. What does that mean exactly? It means that those 1.3 billion individuals experience limited, if any, access to clean...

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva's Speakers Program | Helpful tips and information for speakers

Thank you for joining us to speak at an event and spread Kiva's work and mission to a larger community. The Speakers Program is a way to connect and reach out to individuals and communities interested in microfinance, poverty alleviation and the role Kiva plays in the global community by...

Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Kiva fellows are our eyes and ears out in the field and are such an integral part of the organization. As they work for the greater good, they also get to experience life in different countries and all the wonders of encountering another culture. This week our fellows taught us something about the culture of the city or country they are currently working in!


"This past Friday was the local "... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

The Kiva staff celebrating a decade of impact outside Kiva's headquarters in San Francisco.

In October of 2005, Kiva was founded as a nonprofit and an incredible journey began. Ten years later, Kiva has grown into a global force for good and a place where acts of mutual respect, kindness and faith occur every hour of every day.

We’ll be celebrating a decade of impact over the next year and have so much in store to share with you. But we wanted to take this moment to extend a very sincere thank you to all Kiva borrowers, lenders, Field Partners... Continue Reading >>

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