Kiva blog posts

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."

The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic downturns represent the latest threat to face microfinance.

These organizations understand the efficacy of investing in women and represent just a small sample of Kiva partners that have redoubled their efforts to do so during this global crisis.

Today, on Juneteenth, we celebrate and recognize the end of formal slavery in the United States. With Kiva’s core mission centered around removing systematic barriers for underserved communities, today serves as a reminder that we still have a long way to go.
 

Our Impact Investments Fellow Nils Elwing visited the Nakivale Refugee Settlement during his travels to borrowers.