Kiva Blog Updates

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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Aug 31, 2017 KV Kiva HQ

Earlier this year, Kiva’s Global Engagement Manager, Jessica Hansen, gave a TEDx Talk to a packed house about the power of “we” and connection via technology. 


We love this concept so much we asked Jessica to share more about the intersection of human empathy, technology and global change:

Q: What do you...
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Aug 29, 2017 SL Sierra Leone
On August 14, Sierra Leone suffered a devastating natural disaster. Mudslides and flooding occurred within Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, that destroyed a large amount of the city’s homes and infrastructure and took many lives. Various news sources now report that the rain-induced devastation caused between 600 and 1,000 people to lose their lives or become seriously injured. 
Kiva is deeply saddened to hear of the hardships that the country is undergoing, and has reached out to our Field Partners in Sierra Leone to see how we can support...
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Aug 27, 2017 KV Kiva HQ

Whether it's women gathering to prevent injustices or a man fulfilling a lofty dream, below are stories of how people use their resources and circumstances to create something meaningful. Check out all 5 below:

An all-women police force tackles sexual harassment in India

Brain injury survivors share self-portraits: "Art helped me tell my story"

The sweet-maker teaching Google about creativity

22 girls in Queens form first homeless Girl Scout troop

Undocumented immigrant turned...

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Aug 17, 2017 GH Ghana

A mark of a truly impactful organization is the ability to influence multiple aspects of a community’s well-being with one action. iDE Ghana is aiming to do just that, with an unlikely tool: toilets!
The nonprofit works in the rural regions of northern Ghana to help improve financial access, nutrition, gender equality, resilience to climate change and sanitation. 
Kiva recently partnered with iDE Ghana to implement the SAMA SAMA toilet project, which  aims to...
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Aug 16, 2017 KV Kiva HQ

When people have bold ideas, the world notices. Take a look at the stories below to see how people everywhere, from fourth graders to 60-year-old adventurers, are trying to change the world by daring to be bold. 

Saving the world from aliens and vice versa: 9-year-old Jack tells NASA he should be their next planetary protection officer

Conservation commentary:  3 students make popsicles from polluted water


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