Links We Like: I scream, you scream, we all scream to support dreams

In February, Leona’s, a small batch ice cream company in Pittsburgh, Penn., made history by being the fastest Kiva campaign ever to raise $25,000. It took just 2 days for the purveyors of fresh pints and fine ice cream sandwiches to reach their goal, and it couldn’t have happened soon enough a mechanical failure in one of their freezers ruined an entire season’s worth of inventory, and with spring fast approaching, time was of the essence.

To celebrate Leona’s owners Katie Heldstab and Christa Puskarich's success, this week’s links are all about ice cream. Check them out below, and support other Kiva borrowers enriching their communities with food here!


Sweet success: Leona’s makes Kiva history  


From Syria to Anaheim: The Middle East’s most famous ice cream arrives in America


Gold medal in flavor: Squid ink soft-serve delights athletes in Seoul


When ice cream goes bad: Landmark Chinatown factory fights eviction in New York



Better late than never: Did you know this Ben & Jerry’s flavor has raised $2 million for charity?


Splendid recovery: Jeni’s leans on transparency, suppliers to dig out after crisis

About the author

Michael Light

Michael is a writer and editor originally from Dayton, Ohio. He currently serves as Kiva's Partnerships and Marketing Intern, as well as Features Editor at the Sprudge Media Network. He's worked previously for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Climbing Magazine, Vice, Lucky Peach and McSweeney’s.