Blog posts tagged with Volunteer

Dec 12, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
International Volunteer Day couldn't come at a better time in the Kiva office. Last week, we passed a major milestone with over $500 million dollars lent to borrowers around the world. And this never could have happened without the hard work and dedication of our incredible volunteers that work behind the scenes.
 
“The contributions of volunteers are vital to Kiva's success whether they contribute in our office, with our partners abroad, or working remotely,” said Kiva Fellows Program Director Jacob Schultz. “Simply put: without their effort...
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Nov 11, 2013 KV Kiva HQ

JD Bergeron


Even in my day job working in microfinance, I don’t think I get as close to the personal stories as I do when I translate. I find them so compelling, and I can’t forget the stories I read. I feel like I really get to understand what people’s lives are like.

City: Fort Collins, CO
Language: Russian
Team: Russiva
Time with Kiva: 5 years... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Ann Marie is our Volunteer of the Month for July! She works tirelessly as part of our Review and Translation Program to make loan postings accessible on the Kiva website. Without dedicated volunteers like Ann Marie, we wouldn't be able to help as many borrowers change their lives with small loans.



"Kiva serves a great purpose, introducing us to and letting us fund small businesses. Working with Kiva helps us better understand the borrowers. We translate loans for individuals who often operate out of their homes and rely on this business model for their... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Looking to begin a career in international development or social enterprise? Join the Kiva team as an intern and gain access to an influential personal and professional network of technology, non-profit, and microfinance professionals!



Interns are essential to Kiva’s operations and its mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. There are a wide range of positions in a variety of departments where interns work closely with staff on high-impact projects in an educational and social work environment. This is no "fetching... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2013 KV Kiva HQ


‘'It’s amazing to see the other volunteers dedicating themselves to Kiva. I am truly in awe of them and how much they know. I can always draw on them through the forum when I have a question and within seconds people respond!"


City: Minneapolis, United States

Languages: Spanish

Team: Saliendo Adelante

Time with Kiva: 3 years and 5 months

Outstanding contributions to Kiva:
Pam... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
This is a guest post by Gabriela Barbosa, a volunteer Team Leader for Kiva's Review and Translation Program.

If you're reading this, chances are you want to make a difference in the world by helping entrepreneurs change their lives with small loans. Since its founding in 2005, Kiva has enabled over 900,000 of us lenders to make loans to more than 1 million borrowers. But what many people don't know is that Kiva depends on an army of volunteers to make loans available for funding on the website. This is the Review and Translation Program (RTP).
... 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 >>
Apr 4, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Looking to begin a career in international development or non-profits? Want to be a part of one of Oprah’s favorite things? Join the Kiva team as an intern and gain access to a huge personal and professional network of technology, non-profit, and microfinance professionals!

Interns are essential to Kiva’s operations and achieving its mission of connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty. There are a wide range of positions in a variety of departments, where interns work closely with staff on important, high-impact projects in a very... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month?

This is a particularly special time for us at Kiva, as so much of our operations rely on the dedication and support of our 500+ volunteers around the world!



Close to 500 Kiva Fellows have helped us make sure our partnerships are running smoothly.

Kiva supporters volunteer their time in a number of ways to fuel our mission. Whether they be interns gaining work experience in our office, Kiva Fellows traveling the world, or multi-lingual editors translating loans... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Born in Khorog, Tajikistan, Kiva intern Amniya Shahbozova is not only a talented researcher and writer, she also has an incredibly unique perspective shaped by her upbringing and international experience. We're thrilled that she's interested in pursuing a career in microfinance. She'll no doubt make a difference in many lives.

Given our focus this month on Tajikistan and how microfinance is making a difference in what is now the poorest country in Central Asia, we couldn't think of a better time for Amniya to share her experience and outlook on what microfinance... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ


"I think Kiva is doing a great job keeping in touch with the volunteers, given how remote and all over the world we are. They still manage to engage us through events like the holiday marathon and the other forms of communication such as the newsletter."

City: Toronto, Canada

Languages: French, Spanish

Team: Qui Va Bien

Time with Kiva: 1 year and 2 months

Outstanding contributions to Kiva:

S. Mason... Continue Reading >>

Blog posts tagged with Volunteer

Dec 12, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
International Volunteer Day couldn't come at a better time in the Kiva office. Last week, we passed a major milestone with over $500 million dollars lent to borrowers around the world. And this never could have happened without the hard work and dedication of our incredible volunteers that work behind the scenes.
 
“The contributions of volunteers are vital to Kiva's success whether they contribute in our office, with our partners abroad, or working remotely,” said Kiva Fellows Program Director Jacob Schultz. “Simply put: without their effort...
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2013 KV Kiva HQ

JD Bergeron


Even in my day job working in microfinance, I don’t think I get as close to the personal stories as I do when I translate. I find them so compelling, and I can’t forget the stories I read. I feel like I really get to understand what people’s lives are like.

City: Fort Collins, CO
Language: Russian
Team: Russiva
Time with Kiva: 5 years... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Ann Marie is our Volunteer of the Month for July! She works tirelessly as part of our Review and Translation Program to make loan postings accessible on the Kiva website. Without dedicated volunteers like Ann Marie, we wouldn't be able to help as many borrowers change their lives with small loans.



"Kiva serves a great purpose, introducing us to and letting us fund small businesses. Working with Kiva helps us better understand the borrowers. We translate loans for individuals who often operate out of their homes and rely on this business model for their... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Looking to begin a career in international development or social enterprise? Join the Kiva team as an intern and gain access to an influential personal and professional network of technology, non-profit, and microfinance professionals!



Interns are essential to Kiva’s operations and its mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. There are a wide range of positions in a variety of departments where interns work closely with staff on high-impact projects in an educational and social work environment. This is no "fetching... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2013 KV Kiva HQ


‘'It’s amazing to see the other volunteers dedicating themselves to Kiva. I am truly in awe of them and how much they know. I can always draw on them through the forum when I have a question and within seconds people respond!"


City: Minneapolis, United States

Languages: Spanish

Team: Saliendo Adelante

Time with Kiva: 3 years and 5 months

Outstanding contributions to Kiva:
Pam... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
This is a guest post by Gabriela Barbosa, a volunteer Team Leader for Kiva's Review and Translation Program.

If you're reading this, chances are you want to make a difference in the world by helping entrepreneurs change their lives with small loans. Since its founding in 2005, Kiva has enabled over 900,000 of us lenders to make loans to more than 1 million borrowers. But what many people don't know is that Kiva depends on an army of volunteers to make loans available for funding on the website. This is the Review and Translation Program (RTP).
... 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 >>
Apr 4, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Looking to begin a career in international development or non-profits? Want to be a part of one of Oprah’s favorite things? Join the Kiva team as an intern and gain access to a huge personal and professional network of technology, non-profit, and microfinance professionals!

Interns are essential to Kiva’s operations and achieving its mission of connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty. There are a wide range of positions in a variety of departments, where interns work closely with staff on important, high-impact projects in a very... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month?

This is a particularly special time for us at Kiva, as so much of our operations rely on the dedication and support of our 500+ volunteers around the world!



Close to 500 Kiva Fellows have helped us make sure our partnerships are running smoothly.

Kiva supporters volunteer their time in a number of ways to fuel our mission. Whether they be interns gaining work experience in our office, Kiva Fellows traveling the world, or multi-lingual editors translating loans... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Born in Khorog, Tajikistan, Kiva intern Amniya Shahbozova is not only a talented researcher and writer, she also has an incredibly unique perspective shaped by her upbringing and international experience. We're thrilled that she's interested in pursuing a career in microfinance. She'll no doubt make a difference in many lives.

Given our focus this month on Tajikistan and how microfinance is making a difference in what is now the poorest country in Central Asia, we couldn't think of a better time for Amniya to share her experience and outlook on what microfinance... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ


"I think Kiva is doing a great job keeping in touch with the volunteers, given how remote and all over the world we are. They still manage to engage us through events like the holiday marathon and the other forms of communication such as the newsletter."

City: Toronto, Canada

Languages: French, Spanish

Team: Qui Va Bien

Time with Kiva: 1 year and 2 months

Outstanding contributions to Kiva:

S. Mason... Continue Reading >>
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