Blog posts tagged with kiva microfunds

Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Support Natasha and other small business owners in Oakland, as Oakland becomes an official Kiva city on March 16, 2016. By ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Photos by Brandon Smith and Kiva Fellows, Katie Kerr, Kari Derenzi and Krittika Kaewmamuang.



1. The best way to travel around Cambodia is by _____, officially known as remorque-moto.

A. Jeepney
B. Tuk-tuk
C. Junk
D. Songthaew


2. The importance of rice in this country’s culture is evidenced by their reverence of rice goddess Dewi Sri.

A. China
B. India
C. Indonesia
D. Malaysia




3. Vietnam’s...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Thanks to your generosity, Kiva had a record-breaking International Women's Day celebration to support women around the world! In 1 week, Kiva lenders and supporters funded nearly $4.5 million in loans to women, and $2.7 million on International Women's Day alone.

More loans were funded on International Women's Day 2016 than on any other day in Kiva's history!

More than 40,000 lenders participated during the week, and more than 14,000 women borrowers were successfully funded. 

Kiva lenders helped activate $1 million in... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Share this image and tag 5 friends to invite them to lend on Kiva for International Women's Day:
 


Thanks to your enthusiasm and support, we just hit our $1 million goal for International Women's Day! But we still have until midnight on March 8 to make an even bigger impact for women entrepreneurs around the world, so we're announcing a stretch goal of $2 million!

We need your help to hit this goal, but this time we're not asking you to lend. We're asking current Kiva lenders to help us... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ



This is the third in our ‘Invest in her, invest in change’ series celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs around the world. Join Kiva in crowdfunding $1 million in loans to women...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 PS Palestinian Territory
Najah plans to get another loan to grow her business and build a new home for her family.

This story is part of Kiva’s International Women’s Day Campaign. Through March 8th, we’ll be sharing inspiring stories of women borrowers. You can back a woman entrepreneur today on Kiva.

Story by Kiva Fellow Rachel Moore and Diana Baule, Kiva marketing intern. Photos by Eric Brandt.

Najah, whose name means “Success” in Arabic, comes from a Bedouin background and is now a successful...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Lindiwe in her store, where she produces her homemade ‘Lee Juice’

Story by Talea Miller. Photos by Brandon Smith.

Lindiwe, 22, beams with pride as she presents bottles of her homemade juice and soda to customers at her shop in rural Zimbabwe. Each bottle has a hand-glued label that reads ‘Lee Juice,’ inspired by her nickname. She has big plans to make it a household name.

“I want my name to go far!” she says. “I want to create as many... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 GT Guatemala, KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Kelly Diggins

Tecpan is a town located in the central plateau region of Guatemala, about 2 hours drive from Guatemala City. In one of its rural communities live 9 women with unique businesses, ranging from weaving to agriculture, who joined together to create the lending group Las Girasoles Tecpanecas (the Tecpan Sunflowers).

The Tecpan Sunflowers: Fidelina, Irma, Dolores, Maria...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


There’s been so much talk lately about standing with women -- as strong voices in Hollywood, as leaders in business and as the backbone of communities.

But there’s a way you can take action, to send a message and empower women and girls around the world who just want the opportunity to build better lives for themselves.

In every corner of the globe... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
At Kiva, we believe that access to safe, affordable capital can enable people to work towards their dreams and create better lives for themselves and their communities. This is true for people around the world, from the farmer in India, to the artisan in Guatemala, to the shop owner in Oakland, California.

The vast majority of loans on Kiva (more than 95%) are to people in developing countries, but we also facilitate loans in the United States to borrowers who are financially excluded and socially impactful.

While an entrepreneur in the U.S. may appear to have access... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Truth tellers: How did countries rank in corruption in 2015?
 
When farmers rule the world: New UN report says small-scale organic farming is how to feed the world.
 
Beginners guide: How to really use Facebook's new emojis.
 
No 'I' in...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

It’s hard to believe our 29th class of fellows, KF29, has been in the field for 4 weeks already! They’ve started visiting borrowers and understanding the country they are in, and have reported some great stories with fantastic pictures. We asked them to share with us...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Five months ago, a group of thirty enthusiastic and passionate individuals from around the globe came together to be a part of Kiva's 16th internship class.


...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Last but not least, please meet David, team captain of Safe Girls Team...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
A different take: Using farming in Kenya to improve HIV outcomes.


Beep beep!: Financial literacy on wheels.
 
For the kids: This year, the first TB drug specifically for children will be available.
 
Evolution: Look how much as changed in 35...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


Welcome to our second team captain spotlight! Today, we would like you to meet Craig, captain of the ...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the first post in a geography quiz series that will feature Kiva borrowers, partners and fellows from a specific...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Hold onto your hats, Kiva just trained our 29th fellows class last week. Eighteen fellows came to town (San Francisco!) and joined us at our headquarters for a week of intense training before embarking on their assignments. We might be located in the United States but our fellows come from all over the world and this class was no different with 11 nationalities represented amongst them. This is one of the liveliest times of year in our office and we can’t help but share a few of our favorite behind-the-scenes photos. 
 
Don’t forget you can follow...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Here are Kiva's newest partners! Find out how they are helping low-income ...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ



All around the world, students are using Kiva and its education program, Kiva U, as learning tool to engage with global cultures and invest in others from a young age!


...

Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Data head: Half the world's population lives in the yellow, half in the black.

Changing places: 1 in every 122 people is a refugee, internally displaced or asylum-seeking.


Like magic: This water bottle creates water from thin air.

Green news: Turning windmills on their heads...
Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
One of the many ways our lenders get involved in Kiva is through our community of lending teams. Lending teams are self-organized groups built around common interests, affiliation, or location, where team members rally to support loans and track their collective impact. Each lending team has team captains who go above and beyond to keep members engaged and ensure the team achieves its lending goals. In the next few weeks, we’re spotlighting a few of these team captains for their commitment and leadership.
 
...
Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Small business owners often ask Jonny Price, Senior Director of Kiva Zip, why they should crowdfund 0% interest loans on Kiva Zip, rather than raising capital on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. To learn how he responds, read more here. Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Each borrower has a different story to tell, and Kiva’s Review and Translation Program (RTP) connects each of them with Kiva volunteers in order to communicate their story to the rest of the world. Volunteers at RTP get to practice their editing and translating skills in 1 of 5 languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian) while helping to bring Kiva borrowers a step closer to achieving their dreams.

Today, our RTP volunteers edit and translate about 16,500 loans each month, with a total of about 21.4 million words reviewed and translated per year. This month we... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Kiva Fellows Christina Marie and Tim Chambers

Just as the demand for organic produce has skyrocketed in recent years, so has the demand for organic beauty products. People around the world are becoming increasingly conscious of what they put in their bodies, and on their skin.



That’s great news in the eyes of many proponents of holistic, natural living, like Roberte, a Haitian naturopath who started her own skincare business out of her basement in...

Continue Reading >>

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Blog posts tagged with kiva microfunds

Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Support Natasha and other small business owners in Oakland, as Oakland becomes an official Kiva city on March 16, 2016. By ... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Photos by Brandon Smith and Kiva Fellows, Katie Kerr, Kari Derenzi and Krittika Kaewmamuang.



1. The best way to travel around Cambodia is by _____, officially known as remorque-moto.

A. Jeepney
B. Tuk-tuk
C. Junk
D. Songthaew


2. The importance of rice in this country’s culture is evidenced by their reverence of rice goddess Dewi Sri.

A. China
B. India
C. Indonesia
D. Malaysia




3. Vietnam’s...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Thanks to your generosity, Kiva had a record-breaking International Women's Day celebration to support women around the world! In 1 week, Kiva lenders and supporters funded nearly $4.5 million in loans to women, and $2.7 million on International Women's Day alone.

More loans were funded on International Women's Day 2016 than on any other day in Kiva's history!

More than 40,000 lenders participated during the week, and more than 14,000 women borrowers were successfully funded. 

Kiva lenders helped activate $1 million in... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Share this image and tag 5 friends to invite them to lend on Kiva for International Women's Day:
 


Thanks to your enthusiasm and support, we just hit our $1 million goal for International Women's Day! But we still have until midnight on March 8 to make an even bigger impact for women entrepreneurs around the world, so we're announcing a stretch goal of $2 million!

We need your help to hit this goal, but this time we're not asking you to lend. We're asking current Kiva lenders to help us... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ



This is the third in our ‘Invest in her, invest in change’ series celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs around the world. Join Kiva in crowdfunding $1 million in loans to women...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 PS Palestinian Territory
Najah plans to get another loan to grow her business and build a new home for her family.

This story is part of Kiva’s International Women’s Day Campaign. Through March 8th, we’ll be sharing inspiring stories of women borrowers. You can back a woman entrepreneur today on Kiva.

Story by Kiva Fellow Rachel Moore and Diana Baule, Kiva marketing intern. Photos by Eric Brandt.

Najah, whose name means “Success” in Arabic, comes from a Bedouin background and is now a successful...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Lindiwe in her store, where she produces her homemade ‘Lee Juice’

Story by Talea Miller. Photos by Brandon Smith.

Lindiwe, 22, beams with pride as she presents bottles of her homemade juice and soda to customers at her shop in rural Zimbabwe. Each bottle has a hand-glued label that reads ‘Lee Juice,’ inspired by her nickname. She has big plans to make it a household name.

“I want my name to go far!” she says. “I want to create as many... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 GT Guatemala, KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Kelly Diggins

Tecpan is a town located in the central plateau region of Guatemala, about 2 hours drive from Guatemala City. In one of its rural communities live 9 women with unique businesses, ranging from weaving to agriculture, who joined together to create the lending group Las Girasoles Tecpanecas (the Tecpan Sunflowers).

The Tecpan Sunflowers: Fidelina, Irma, Dolores, Maria...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


There’s been so much talk lately about standing with women -- as strong voices in Hollywood, as leaders in business and as the backbone of communities.

But there’s a way you can take action, to send a message and empower women and girls around the world who just want the opportunity to build better lives for themselves.

In every corner of the globe... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
At Kiva, we believe that access to safe, affordable capital can enable people to work towards their dreams and create better lives for themselves and their communities. This is true for people around the world, from the farmer in India, to the artisan in Guatemala, to the shop owner in Oakland, California.

The vast majority of loans on Kiva (more than 95%) are to people in developing countries, but we also facilitate loans in the United States to borrowers who are financially excluded and socially impactful.

While an entrepreneur in the U.S. may appear to have access... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Truth tellers: How did countries rank in corruption in 2015?
 
When farmers rule the world: New UN report says small-scale organic farming is how to feed the world.
 
Beginners guide: How to really use Facebook's new emojis.
 
No 'I' in...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

It’s hard to believe our 29th class of fellows, KF29, has been in the field for 4 weeks already! They’ve started visiting borrowers and understanding the country they are in, and have reported some great stories with fantastic pictures. We asked them to share with us...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Five months ago, a group of thirty enthusiastic and passionate individuals from around the globe came together to be a part of Kiva's 16th internship class.


...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Last but not least, please meet David, team captain of Safe Girls Team...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
A different take: Using farming in Kenya to improve HIV outcomes.


Beep beep!: Financial literacy on wheels.
 
For the kids: This year, the first TB drug specifically for children will be available.
 
Evolution: Look how much as changed in 35...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


Welcome to our second team captain spotlight! Today, we would like you to meet Craig, captain of the ...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is the first post in a geography quiz series that will feature Kiva borrowers, partners and fellows from a specific...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Hold onto your hats, Kiva just trained our 29th fellows class last week. Eighteen fellows came to town (San Francisco!) and joined us at our headquarters for a week of intense training before embarking on their assignments. We might be located in the United States but our fellows come from all over the world and this class was no different with 11 nationalities represented amongst them. This is one of the liveliest times of year in our office and we can’t help but share a few of our favorite behind-the-scenes photos. 
 
Don’t forget you can follow...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Here are Kiva's newest partners! Find out how they are helping low-income ...

Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2016 KV Kiva HQ



All around the world, students are using Kiva and its education program, Kiva U, as learning tool to engage with global cultures and invest in others from a young age!


...

Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Data head: Half the world's population lives in the yellow, half in the black.

Changing places: 1 in every 122 people is a refugee, internally displaced or asylum-seeking.


Like magic: This water bottle creates water from thin air.

Green news: Turning windmills on their heads...
Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
One of the many ways our lenders get involved in Kiva is through our community of lending teams. Lending teams are self-organized groups built around common interests, affiliation, or location, where team members rally to support loans and track their collective impact. Each lending team has team captains who go above and beyond to keep members engaged and ensure the team achieves its lending goals. In the next few weeks, we’re spotlighting a few of these team captains for their commitment and leadership.
 
...
Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Small business owners often ask Jonny Price, Senior Director of Kiva Zip, why they should crowdfund 0% interest loans on Kiva Zip, rather than raising capital on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. To learn how he responds, read more here. Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ
Each borrower has a different story to tell, and Kiva’s Review and Translation Program (RTP) connects each of them with Kiva volunteers in order to communicate their story to the rest of the world. Volunteers at RTP get to practice their editing and translating skills in 1 of 5 languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian) while helping to bring Kiva borrowers a step closer to achieving their dreams.

Today, our RTP volunteers edit and translate about 16,500 loans each month, with a total of about 21.4 million words reviewed and translated per year. This month we... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Kiva Fellows Christina Marie and Tim Chambers

Just as the demand for organic produce has skyrocketed in recent years, so has the demand for organic beauty products. People around the world are becoming increasingly conscious of what they put in their bodies, and on their skin.



That’s great news in the eyes of many proponents of holistic, natural living, like Roberte, a Haitian naturopath who started her own skincare business out of her basement in...

Continue Reading >>

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