Blog posts tagged with microfinance

Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ


Do you remember your first class in world geography?

At some point you were probably taught that Africa is a continent, the Niles is the longest river, and that Russia is the largest country. But it’s pretty unlikely your teacher ever mentioned anything about Central Asia, and in particular Tajikistan.

In fact, this tiny country (roughly the size of Wisconsin), although unique historically and culturally, remains a mystery to most of the Western world.

Bordering Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and China, Tajikistan is made up of a... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ


Every year on New Year’s Eve, the WIN/Gallup International Association publishes The Global Barometer of Hope and Happiness. This survey has been conducted every year since 1977, and last year, a total of 55,817 people were interviewed in 54 countries.

The Global Barometer of Hope and Happiness measures exactly what it says it does: people’s overall opinion on economic prospects, as well as their personal levels of happiness, in all parts of the world.

The survey published at year-end 2012 suggests that overall global economic hope is on the... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Minor or routine surgery is a regularly available health option for many of us. But for the 1.3 billion people living on less that US$1.25 per day, there is no such thing as disposable income... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
We are now in Jerusalem and we’re thrilled to welcome Jerusalem Interest-free Microfinance Fund as our new Field Partner!

Is it possible to help the poor establish businesses while at the same time building peace among different communities? You might have doubts about it, but four men representing the Muslim and Jewish communities who truly believe in cross-communal initiatives are achieving this goal through the Jerusalem Interest-free Microfinance Fund (JIMF). These Muslim and Jewish men founded the organization together in 2008.

Based in... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
We're passionate about empowering young women to reach their full potential.

Last year Kiva started offering loans to girls through BRAC Uganda's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) Program. In addition to credit for older participants to become entrepreneurs, this program includes training in life skills, support groups and clubs, business development training and more. Today, more than 1,000 ELA clubs reach over 40,000 woman.



So we were thrilled to spot a recent post on BRAC's blog about some of the incredible impact... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
Kiva lends to thousands of entrepreneurs in countries where Islamic law impacts how people can borrow money and pay it back. Below, learn how Kiva's Field Partners approach these loans, which will be identified in loan descriptions going forward.



How is Islamic microfinance different?

Islamic banking was created as a separate path of financing in order to comply with prohibitions stipulated by Islamic law. Also referred to as Sharia law, Islamic law can be considered God's law as interpreted by Muslims.

Islamic... Continue Reading >>

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Blog posts tagged with microfinance

Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ


Do you remember your first class in world geography?

At some point you were probably taught that Africa is a continent, the Niles is the longest river, and that Russia is the largest country. But it’s pretty unlikely your teacher ever mentioned anything about Central Asia, and in particular Tajikistan.

In fact, this tiny country (roughly the size of Wisconsin), although unique historically and culturally, remains a mystery to most of the Western world.

Bordering Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and China, Tajikistan is made up of a... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ


Every year on New Year’s Eve, the WIN/Gallup International Association publishes The Global Barometer of Hope and Happiness. This survey has been conducted every year since 1977, and last year, a total of 55,817 people were interviewed in 54 countries.

The Global Barometer of Hope and Happiness measures exactly what it says it does: people’s overall opinion on economic prospects, as well as their personal levels of happiness, in all parts of the world.

The survey published at year-end 2012 suggests that overall global economic hope is on the... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Minor or routine surgery is a regularly available health option for many of us. But for the 1.3 billion people living on less that US$1.25 per day, there is no such thing as disposable income... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
We are now in Jerusalem and we’re thrilled to welcome Jerusalem Interest-free Microfinance Fund as our new Field Partner!

Is it possible to help the poor establish businesses while at the same time building peace among different communities? You might have doubts about it, but four men representing the Muslim and Jewish communities who truly believe in cross-communal initiatives are achieving this goal through the Jerusalem Interest-free Microfinance Fund (JIMF). These Muslim and Jewish men founded the organization together in 2008.

Based in... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
We're passionate about empowering young women to reach their full potential.

Last year Kiva started offering loans to girls through BRAC Uganda's Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) Program. In addition to credit for older participants to become entrepreneurs, this program includes training in life skills, support groups and clubs, business development training and more. Today, more than 1,000 ELA clubs reach over 40,000 woman.



So we were thrilled to spot a recent post on BRAC's blog about some of the incredible impact... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
Kiva lends to thousands of entrepreneurs in countries where Islamic law impacts how people can borrow money and pay it back. Below, learn how Kiva's Field Partners approach these loans, which will be identified in loan descriptions going forward.



How is Islamic microfinance different?

Islamic banking was created as a separate path of financing in order to comply with prohibitions stipulated by Islamic law. Also referred to as Sharia law, Islamic law can be considered God's law as interpreted by Muslims.

Islamic... Continue Reading >>

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