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Kiva Blog Updates

Dec 8, 2017 KV Kiva HQ
The holidays are fast-approaching! Enjoy a list of sustainable travel gifts, stories surrounding success and an update of what's new with Kiva as we move into the new year, below: 


The compost crusader


Gifts for the eco-minded traveler


Kids aged 4 to 6 perform better during boring tasks when dressed as Batman


Kiva U.S. loans now up to $25,000


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Nov 30, 2017 KV Kiva HQ
This holiday season, you can light up a life by making a loan on Kiva, or giving the gift of a Kiva Card to someone you love.


 
Flordelisa is a fisherwoman living in the Philippines. Ignited by the desire to send her children to college, she searched for a way to provide access to a good education. The solution that brightened her entire family’s future: a Kiva loan supported by lenders around the world.

When she worked for someone else, Flordelisa struggled to earn enough to pay for school fees. She...
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Nov 28, 2017 KV Kiva HQ
At Kiva, we love to travel and connect with people around the world. Lending on Kiva is of course one of the ways we maintain that connection, and so is living vicariously through travel writers.
 
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite blogs that each offer a unique perspective on travel. We especially enjoy their commitment to leaving a positive, impactful mark on their ever-expanding world. Check them out below:
 
Nomadness Tribe
The Nomadness Travel Tribe is an online...
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Nov 22, 2017 KV Kiva HQ


In San Juan, Puerto Rico, a Kiva borrower named Matilsha is fighting for her livelihood in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
 
About 40% of small businesses won’t open their doors again after a natural disaster, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
 
As the founder and CEO of Con Calma, a fair trade and sustainable lifestyle brand, Matilsha is leveraging a Kiva loan to help her small business’s doors stay open. 
 
Matilsha was the first Kiva...
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Nov 14, 2017 KV Kiva HQ
Kiva loves to celebrate its interns and the meaningful work that they accomplish every day. Now past their mid-internship point, we sat down with a few of them to hear about their work and how their time at Kiva has impacted them thus far. Read below to hear why Kiva interns are working to become the next generation of social innovators.

Angele - Review and Translation Program (SF)


What makes working at Kiva unique?
I’ve had past internships before, and the...
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Nov 3, 2017 KV Kiva HQ
This has been a busy week for Kiva. From October holidays to our latest launch in San Jose, California, there are many things to celebrate. Find a list below of holidays, innovative ideas and commemorable actions that are all worth celebrating.  


20 photos of Mexico's breathtaking Day of the Dead festival


How offices are innovating to improve our happiness, productivity and well being


Transgender women of Indonesia have a champion in a 26-year-old doctor


Welcome to the land of a...
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Oct 20, 2017 KV Kiva HQ
These are the stories of everyday-ideas transformed. Read about photography as a tool for healing, a musical tradition brought back to life or an artist who uses New York City to discuss the influx of global refugees all in our favorite links of the week, below:


Empowering girls rescued from child marriage


Volunteering keeps older minds sharp


Meet the artist single-handedly reviving a dying form of music


Talk about freshness


Must-see locations of Ai Weiwei's expansive...
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Oct 19, 2017 LS Lesotho
The solar-powered cookstoves produced and distributed by Kiva partner African Clean Energy are no ordinary cookstoves: they cut fuel consumption, create healthier air in homes and feature a USB outlet to charge cellphones or run LED lamps.
 
For some families in Lesotho these innovative cookstoves are the only source of power in their homes. 
 
“This particular cookstove is brilliant because the USB plugin and solar panel is a HUGE help in initially winning people over,” said Chelsa Bocci, Senior Director of...
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Oct 7, 2017 KV Kiva HQ
These stories represent the efforts of innovative people to change narratives and re-think the status quo. In doing so, they are able to create solutions like providing power to a town without electricity, reimagining what beauty can look like and so much more. Check out all 5 stories below:
 


A 4-year mission to present a new vision of beauty


Scientists have made biodegradable plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide




Hospital allows kids to drive themselves to the operating room 
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Sep 11, 2017 KV Kiva HQ
Take a close look around and you can always find something that inspires you and fills life with joy. Read the following stories to see how you can finally live out your childhood dream of speaking in an animal language or read the 50 reasons why others love the world we all share. 


Send messages to your friends in "elephant" through a new website, which helps raise awareness for elephant conservation


Vitually explore food markets in 7 different cities across the world in under 2 minutes 


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