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Letters from an Intern: Sam Shain is galvanizing communities at Kiva

"This experience lit a fire within me." Read Credit Ops intern Sam Shain's story about his lifelong passion for microfinance.

Kiva CEO Neville Crawley appears on CNN First Move

CEO Neville Crawley was interviewed on CNN First Move this past Tuesday morning, May 26, about Kiva's strategy and the world of microfinance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What living out your passion looks like: Wayan's story

Have you ever been consumed by passion when creating something? So much so that it gives you an unexplainable feeling that makes you want to keep on doing that very thing over and over? For Wayan from Indonesia, Balinese wood carving does just that for him.

Turo CEO Andre Haddad joins Kiva’s board of directors

Earlier this May, Andre Haddad joined the Kiva board of directors. Andre is the CEO of leading peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace, Turo, and was previously CEO of before its $600m acquisition from eBay in 2005. 

Hard work and persistence helped Zhumabubu through hardships in Kyrgyzstan

This loan is her first microfinance experience, and she says she’s very thankful to have access to low-interest capital through the Kiva platform.

Did you catch Kiva on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Sofia Vergara?

Kiva hit the silver screen on Thursday night!

Goals don't see age: How Estanislao found new opportunity

A story of how a man focused on growth regardless of age, and how the Kiva community helped him achieve.

The best of both worlds: Meet Bandana, a businesswoman and farmer

Bandana has mastered the art of cultivating and selling rice. Read how a Kiva loan helped her business flourish!

Higher impact: Ensuring food security during COVID-19: The story of Cycle Connect

With an emergency seed loan product and a massive donation to local hospitals, Cycle Connect is making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blanca expanded her bakery in El Salvador with a Kiva loan

At age 60, Blanca works 12 hours a day at her bakery stand in Ciudad El Triunfo in El Salvador. To take her business to the next level and make her dream come true, Blanca sought a Kiva loan.


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