Blog posts tagged with travel

Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Photos by Brandon Smith and Kiva Fellows, Katie Kerr, Kari Derenzi and Krittika Kaewmamuang.



1. The best way to travel around Cambodia is by _____, officially known as remorque-moto.

A. Jeepney
B. Tuk-tuk
C. Junk
D. Songthaew


2. The importance of rice in this country’s culture is evidenced by their reverence of rice goddess Dewi Sri.

A. China
B. India
C. Indonesia
D. Malaysia




3. Vietnam’s...

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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 >>
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...

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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.

Croatia’s year round sun and 1,100 miles of Adriatic coastline make it one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. It’s dazzling...

Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
El Nido, Palawan. Photo by Brandon Smith.
Plan to shoot during golden hour

Paublina, Kiva borrower. Photo by Brandon Smith.

One of the easiest ways to improve travel photos is shooting in better light, and the best light is often in the hour after sunrise and before sunset. That’s because the light takes on a warm golden hue and hits the subject from the side instead of the top.

If...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2015 NZ New Zealand



Here at Kiva, we are constantly trying to learn about the world around us, dreaming about visiting new places, meeting new people and trying new things. We know that you, as Kiva lenders, share a lot of the same interests, which is why we started a series featuring some of the top can’t miss things to do and see in countries around the world.

Our next spotlight is on New Zealand. We asked family, friends and of course, our seasoned Kiva travelers for their best tips for enjoying mythical Middle Earth. Let us know in the comments below if you have any suggestions...

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Feb 2, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
When you travel with children you experience things in a whole different way. Challenge yourself to slow down, explore, wonder and go with the flow. Challenge your family to learn and try new things. Most of all have fun! Here are a few tips to help you and your little ones get the most out of your trip. Read the full post at Medium>

... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Need help planning your next trip to Guatemala? Check out this list of amazing travel tips from our staff!
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Oct 10, 2014 KV Kiva HQ
At Kiva HQ we love travel and we love dogs. We also make silly mistakes from time to time, so we pulled together some real-life travel blunders made by our staff and volunteers (who shall remain nameless), and threw in some cute, judgmental dogs to say what we were all thinking…check it out on our Medium page.

... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Photo by Flickr user Magalie L’Abbé

Make a delicious dinner of Khao Soi, inspired by a trip to Thailand. This dish is a balance in contrasts: a sweet-spicy coconut curry cut by a sour taste of pickled mustard greens; the smoothness of the noodles and tofu against the crunch of the sprouts, fried noodles, and onions. Get the recipe at Kiva's Medium page>


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Oct 10, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Warning: Reading this may result in wanderlust, impulsivity, restlessness, booking a flight to Thailand and/or hunger pains. We recommend you channel that energy into making a loan on Kiva!

To see:

1. Cover yourself head to toe to visit one of Thailand’s most sacred sites: the 14th century Emerald Buddha at the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

Photo by Flickr user Tony Lin. Top photo by Flickr user Rushen.

2. From the Grand Palace, go across the street to Wat Pho and see the...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2014 ZA South Africa
At Kiva HQ we are passionate about travel, as are many Kiva lenders. We decided to crowd-source our best travel advice, starting with South Africa. For anyone who has visited South Africa this list will bring back some happy memories, and if you've never been this list might have you booking a ticket soon. Enjoy and please add your own recommendations in the comments!

To See:
1. Relive history and reflect on Nelson Mandela's legacy at Robben Island
2. Revel in the Kirstenbosch Gardens (called heaven on Earth and the most beautiful sight in the entire... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2013 KV Kiva HQ


"Globalization and new technologies are often seen to have changed the world for the worse. For me, Kiva is an expression of how to harness these forces for the good, bringing together people from across the planet to change lives in a sustainable way. I want to be a part of that change by giving time as well as money."

City: Brussels, Belgium

Language: English

Review & Translation Team: The Write Stuff

Time with Kiva: 2 years and 4... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
This is a guest post from Bob Harris, author, adventurer, Kiva super lender, and captain of the incredible Friends of Bob Harris lending team. This is the second in a series of posts from Bob chronicling his travels around the world meeting Kiva borrowers. Read his last piece about making fireworks in Nicaragua here, and start getting excited about the release of his new book The International Bank of Bob, available starting March 5.

For my upcoming book about visiting Kiva clients in the field, I traveled around the world with side trips on five continents, visiting... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ

In celebration of Milepoint’s two year anniversary as a Kiva lending team, we wanted to take a look back and highlight their vast achievements thus far. The Milepoint team was started on February 12, 2011 and has since grown to over 1,500 members. Brought together by their love of travel, Milepointers just surpassed $4.5 million in Kiva loans and are excited to continue their success and momentum into the future. We chatted with two of the team captains, Randy Petersen and Haung “Ho” Yu, as well as active team member Bob Kaplan, to get an update on... Continue Reading >>

Blog posts tagged with travel

Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Photos by Brandon Smith and Kiva Fellows, Katie Kerr, Kari Derenzi and Krittika Kaewmamuang.



1. The best way to travel around Cambodia is by _____, officially known as remorque-moto.

A. Jeepney
B. Tuk-tuk
C. Junk
D. Songthaew


2. The importance of rice in this country’s culture is evidenced by their reverence of rice goddess Dewi Sri.

A. China
B. India
C. Indonesia
D. Malaysia




3. Vietnam’s...

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 >>
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.

Croatia’s year round sun and 1,100 miles of Adriatic coastline make it one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. It’s dazzling...

Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
El Nido, Palawan. Photo by Brandon Smith.
Plan to shoot during golden hour

Paublina, Kiva borrower. Photo by Brandon Smith.

One of the easiest ways to improve travel photos is shooting in better light, and the best light is often in the hour after sunrise and before sunset. That’s because the light takes on a warm golden hue and hits the subject from the side instead of the top.

If...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2015 NZ New Zealand



Here at Kiva, we are constantly trying to learn about the world around us, dreaming about visiting new places, meeting new people and trying new things. We know that you, as Kiva lenders, share a lot of the same interests, which is why we started a series featuring some of the top can’t miss things to do and see in countries around the world.

Our next spotlight is on New Zealand. We asked family, friends and of course, our seasoned Kiva travelers for their best tips for enjoying mythical Middle Earth. Let us know in the comments below if you have any suggestions...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
When you travel with children you experience things in a whole different way. Challenge yourself to slow down, explore, wonder and go with the flow. Challenge your family to learn and try new things. Most of all have fun! Here are a few tips to help you and your little ones get the most out of your trip. Read the full post at Medium>

... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Need help planning your next trip to Guatemala? Check out this list of amazing travel tips from our staff!
Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2014 KV Kiva HQ
At Kiva HQ we love travel and we love dogs. We also make silly mistakes from time to time, so we pulled together some real-life travel blunders made by our staff and volunteers (who shall remain nameless), and threw in some cute, judgmental dogs to say what we were all thinking…check it out on our Medium page.

... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Photo by Flickr user Magalie L’Abbé

Make a delicious dinner of Khao Soi, inspired by a trip to Thailand. This dish is a balance in contrasts: a sweet-spicy coconut curry cut by a sour taste of pickled mustard greens; the smoothness of the noodles and tofu against the crunch of the sprouts, fried noodles, and onions. Get the recipe at Kiva's Medium page>


Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Warning: Reading this may result in wanderlust, impulsivity, restlessness, booking a flight to Thailand and/or hunger pains. We recommend you channel that energy into making a loan on Kiva!

To see:

1. Cover yourself head to toe to visit one of Thailand’s most sacred sites: the 14th century Emerald Buddha at the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

Photo by Flickr user Tony Lin. Top photo by Flickr user Rushen.

2. From the Grand Palace, go across the street to Wat Pho and see the...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2014 ZA South Africa
At Kiva HQ we are passionate about travel, as are many Kiva lenders. We decided to crowd-source our best travel advice, starting with South Africa. For anyone who has visited South Africa this list will bring back some happy memories, and if you've never been this list might have you booking a ticket soon. Enjoy and please add your own recommendations in the comments!

To See:
1. Relive history and reflect on Nelson Mandela's legacy at Robben Island
2. Revel in the Kirstenbosch Gardens (called heaven on Earth and the most beautiful sight in the entire... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2013 KV Kiva HQ


"Globalization and new technologies are often seen to have changed the world for the worse. For me, Kiva is an expression of how to harness these forces for the good, bringing together people from across the planet to change lives in a sustainable way. I want to be a part of that change by giving time as well as money."

City: Brussels, Belgium

Language: English

Review & Translation Team: The Write Stuff

Time with Kiva: 2 years and 4... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
This is a guest post from Bob Harris, author, adventurer, Kiva super lender, and captain of the incredible Friends of Bob Harris lending team. This is the second in a series of posts from Bob chronicling his travels around the world meeting Kiva borrowers. Read his last piece about making fireworks in Nicaragua here, and start getting excited about the release of his new book The International Bank of Bob, available starting March 5.

For my upcoming book about visiting Kiva clients in the field, I traveled around the world with side trips on five continents, visiting... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ

In celebration of Milepoint’s two year anniversary as a Kiva lending team, we wanted to take a look back and highlight their vast achievements thus far. The Milepoint team was started on February 12, 2011 and has since grown to over 1,500 members. Brought together by their love of travel, Milepointers just surpassed $4.5 million in Kiva loans and are excited to continue their success and momentum into the future. We chatted with two of the team captains, Randy Petersen and Haung “Ho” Yu, as well as active team member Bob Kaplan, to get an update on... Continue Reading >>
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