Kiva Blog Updates

Sep 7, 2019 KV Kiva HQ

Amit Pansare is a senior engineer and software developer at Kiva. He’s been at the company for nearly 5 years altogether and continues to demonstrate his Kiva passion every day! 

Interview conducted by Casey Miller and Claire Primack; photography by Euri Park.

Fun fact: Amit’s greatest influence is his grandfather, who “made an effort to make sure that somebody's education is paid for” even when they didn’t have a car. To this day, Amit is grateful and throws his efforts into doing good while...
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Sep 2, 2019 KV Kiva HQ

Many of our Kiva borrowers are entrepreneurs who need Kiva microloans to pursue their passions, whether it’s to expand their current business or create a new one. Here at Kiva, we love supporting our past borrowers who have successfully established their businesses thanks to Kiva loans. Read on to learn about all of the ways lenders can continue supporting our borrowers even after they’ve repaid their loans!


The Xocolate Bar 

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Aug 14, 2019 KV Kiva HQ

When 12-year-old Hewett Polliack was asked what he wanted to do for his bar mitzvah project, he knew he wanted to pursue his interests of “business, invention and helping people succeed.” With that in mind and with the help of his parents, Hewett set out to raise money for Kiva loans through a bake sale at his local temple where he was participating in the Jewish coming-of-age ritual.

For the bar mitzvah process, young people will often take on a charity or community service project. After Hewett heard his mother talk about Kiva’s mission to crowdfund microloans...

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