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Kiva Blog Updates

Jan 23, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
We invite you to visit our newly revamped YouTube Channel - it's full of educational and fun videos about the Kiva Community!

You can view videos like this one to get to know Kiva Staff and learn more about how Kiva works:



Or check out cool Kiva TV spots like this one:

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Jan 18, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
It’s a new year, which means it’s time to look back and reflect on all that we have been able to accomplish together in the year that’s passed. It has been an extremely busy year of learning and growth, a year of many exciting firsts, meaningful milestones and inspiring numbers! Here are just some of the great things that we hope everyone will remember, and celebrate, about 2011...


Kiva 2011 Staff Photo
Exciting Firsts...

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Jan 9, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
This month’s Passport Series is all about Tanzania. Tanzania is home to Africa’s highest mountain, some of the world’s most ecologically significant wildlife reserves and its own unique style of hip hop! Follow us throughout the month of January as we learn about Tanzania, its microfinance sector, and the work that Kiva does there.

History
Tanzania is a nation in East Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean and several countries including Kenya and Mozambique. Modern day Tanzania is made up of the islands of Zanzibar and a...
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Jan 2, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
Written by Casey Cline, Kiva Fellow

Kiva is extremely excited to welcome Friendship Bridge (FB) as its newest field partner in Guatemala. FB was established in 1990, having first worked in Vietnam and then shifting its focus to Guatemala in 1998. Their mission is to provide not only microcredit, but also education, to women so that they can create their own solutions to poverty for themselves, their families, and their communities. Headquartered in Lakewood, CO, FB has a staff of six in the U.S. and a team of 80 in its six branches, two satellite offices,...
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Dec 27, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
This month’s Passport Series is all about the Philippines! The Philippines is truly a cultural melting pot, a quality that is reflected in its many languages, vibrant celebrations and its food! Follow us throughout the month of December as we learn about The Philippines as a nation, its microfinance sector, and the work that Kiva does there!

Weaving is a traditional craft in the Philippines that has been practised for centuries by indigenous tribes. Weaving skills have been passed down through the generations and are employed to create a wide range of...
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Dec 23, 2011 KV Kiva HQ


A big thank you is due to all the Kiva fans who have made videos about our organization for Project for Awesome. The Project for Awesome campaign is an annual online event which was first launched by famous video-blogger brothers Hank and John Green in 2007. Every year in December, Project for Awesome participants create and upload homemade YouTube videos about their favorite cause or charity. The Project for Awesome website then streams the videos and raises money (through donations and auctions) that goes to the most popular causes and charities nominated by project... Continue Reading >>
Dec 13, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
This month’s Passport Series is all about the Philippines! The Philippines is truly a cultural melting pot, a quality that is reflected in its many languages, vibrant celebrations and its food. Follow us throughout the month of December as we learn about The Philippines as a nation, its microfinance sector, and the work that Kiva does there!

History

The Republic of the Philippines is a nation in Southeast Asia. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants. They were followed by...
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Dec 9, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
Kiva is excited to introduce Guest Blogger and Kiva Supporter, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. She is the author of the New York Times Best-Seller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, a book which tells the incredible true story of a real-life heroine, a young Afghan entrepreneur whose business created jobs and hope for women in her neighborhood during the Taliban years. Gayle is a Contributing Editor-At-Large for Newsweek Magazine and The Daily Beast, reporting on economic and development issues with a focus on women; and the deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Women and Foreign... Continue Reading >>
Dec 8, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
The festive season is officially here! The holidays remind us that one of the joys of being part of the Kiva community is hearing about the unique cultural and religious celebrations that occur all around the world and all throughout the year. Through our Kiva Fellows, we get a personal glimpse into the traditional worlds of our borrowers. Here are just a few of the fascinating events that our Fellows have experienced and shared with us...

Mongolia’s Tsangaan Sar, (Lunar New Year Celebration)

The Mongolian Festival of the...
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Dec 8, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
Looking for a meaningful gift for your loved ones this holiday season? A Kiva Card is the answer! Kiva Cards are an easy way to "give a Kiva loan" to a friend or family member. They get to choose the entrepreneur they would like to support with a loan.

There is no more unique gift than giving someone the opportunity to participate in the microfinance movement in a personal way, and there is no easier way to give the gift that really does keep on giving. The beauty of giving a Kiva Card is that the gift can be loaned again and again, each time helping...
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