Kiva blog posts

"We went into 2020 with a great plan—the chessboard was laid out, and we knew our next 30 moves. Then COVID-19 hit, and every piece on the chessboard moved."

Discover your impact, and hear from Kiva team members, in our thank you video!

Working at Kiva during this time has given me a sense of hope. I was proud of how Kiva was able to provide relief to entrepreneurs and small businesses impacted by COVID-19, and to further support and highlight black-owned businesses in our own Kiva community.

The holidays are here, and we know you want to shop small to support entrepreneurs this year. Check out this list of Kiva U.S. borrowers with shops you can buy from today!

In partnership with the government of Sierra Leone, Kiva is on the ground building the country's first blockchain-based national identity and credit system.

This month, we want to shine the spotlight on three individual volunteers: Ann, Alice and Katy.

This story comes from Lev Plaves, Kiva’s Senior Investment Manager for Refugees & Displaced Populations.

"There’s kind of a different idea of mask-wearing here... they didn’t have to adapt."

Next week, join Black Girls Code and Kiva to learn how coding and technology are being used to help small business owners around the world!

This month, we want to shine the spotlight on three individual volunteers: Marsha, Eduardo and Darby. Without their contributions and the contributions of all RTP volunteers, our capacity to support Kiva borrowers would be severely limited.

"The lockdown in South Africa has been one of the strictest in the world and it hasn't been easy."

"In the coastal part of the country (i.e. Cartagena, Barranquilla), people really like to hold social gatherings. There, the virus is out of control."