Week in Review: Videos that inspire us

This past week we've seen so many great videos that really resonated with us. So we would like to leave you with some inspirational weekend watching material!

Video is an utterly unique medium, with so much potential. We're looking forward to bringing you more stories of Kiva borrowers on video, especially as the next class of Kiva Fellows prepares to head out into the field after training this week. In the meantime though, here are some staff favorites. 

1. Taken from a commencement address by David Foster Wallace, "This is Water" may have been directed toward recent graduates, but is something that every one of us can learn from to have a happier, more satisfying life. 

2. These 3rd graders transform themselves into “Kiva ninjas” with one mission only: ending poverty one loan at a time.

3. Jonathan Stalls walked across the U.S. (coast to coast!) to support Kiva. In his amazing TEDx talk, he reminds us of the importance of slowing down to enjoy life.

4. "What will be your Space Jam? What will you create that will make the world awesome? Nothing if you just keep sitting there!" This one may have gone viral a couple of months ago, but we never stop loving this Pep Talk from Kid President

This weekend (and always), try to incorporate these messages into your life. If we all did, we would be many steps closer to making our world a better place. 

Questions about any of these videos? Send them our way at blog@kiva.org.

About the author

Emily Wakefield

A native of southern California, Emily is a recent graduate from Santa Clara University where she studied Economics and Spanish Studies. The highlight of her college experience was the semester she spent abroad in Granada, Spain. She knew she wanted to pursue a career in economic development after reading Half the Sky. Emily will be joining the Marketing and Communications team as a Blog and Social Media Intern and is especially excited to find new and creative ways to spread Kiva’s work to more people. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to country music, and re-watching Friends episodes for the millionth time.