Aurora Lee

Aurora hails from New England and has a background in communications, systems management and economic development. She first realized her passion for nonprofits leveraging social media while working in web communications at MSF. She is incredibly excited to join the content team at Kiva and explore the juncture of technology and international development more thoroughly. She spent nearly a year working in Tanzania with students and was lucky enough to witness the spirit of small-scale entrepreneurship and how it impacts communities firsthand. She holds a BA from Princeton University where she concentrated in politics and was a member of the varsity swimming and diving team. Aurora is a long-suffering, occasionally jubilant, Arsenal fan and copes with being dog-less by volunteering at the SF SPCA.

Kiva Blog Updates

Nov 20, 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...
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Nov 6, 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.

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Oct 23, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Health tips: Elephants have a secret weapon to staying cancer free in their genes.

The tech track: Nairobits teaches young girls to code in Kenya. 
A fluffy recluse: This magic rabbit hasn't been seen in 20 years.

Must watch: If you build a robot, that...
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Oct 9, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Making strides: Global poverty predicted to fall below 10% for the first time.
Sweet news: A beekeeping program in Chicago keeps the formerly incarcerated out of jail.

The first ripple: The world's first solar-powered airport is flourishing.
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Sep 25, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Moving: Follow these photographers as they journey to a new place.

Double bottom line: Kickstart become a public benefit corp.

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Sep 16, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
It may be hard to believe (we’re still in shock!) but we just hosted our twenty-eighth class of Kiva Fellows here at our headquarters in San Francisco. Before embarking on their 4 month fellowships, fellows join us in SF for a week of action-packed training. Kiva knows that people around the world endeavor to help each other and this class exemplifies that with 30 fellows from 12 different countries joining together to volunteer with Kiva in 10 countries and 7 cities across the US. 
Get a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes at Kiva in the...
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Sep 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Newton news: Gravity-powered lamps for when the sun goes down.
Really: Printed solar panels. Seriously.

  Changing perspective: A new look at Kenya's slums could change how you see them.
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Aug 28, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Innovative design: This simple product helps girls stay in school.
(Natural) Beauty is everywhere: But apparently in some places it's more abundant.
Well read and read well: Have books, will travel.
Heart clench: Adorable little...
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Aug 14, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Image via Flickr user quintanomedia

Leaps and Bounds: A breakthrough that resulted from the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Release the balls!: Delightful video, innovative purpose.
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Jul 30, 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....
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