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Kiva Board Chair Julie Hanna reflects on her own refugee story

In honor of World Refugee Day, we spoke to Kiva’s Executive Board Chair, Julie Hanna, about her own experience being displaced by the violence of Black September. 

World Refugee Day: Meet Edi!

Edi’s a Kiva lender just like you. And after experiencing being a refugee himself, he knows how important supporting refugees through small loans can be.

World Refugee Day: Meet Nimo!

Nimo embodies the spirit of the Kiva community, with an unbreakable resilience on her journey from Somalia to Kenya — and a fierce determination to create a successful business.

24,000 refugees funded. But there's so much more to do.

Honor World Refugee Day by lending with Kiva!

Why donate to Kiva?

If Kiva is all about lending... why do we need your donations?

New leadership for Kiva’s new era of expansion and impact: Welcome Chris and Silvija!

A letter from Kiva’s Executive Chair to the Kiva community.

Passing the baton: A letter from Kiva's CEO Neville Crawley

“We have to take the baton when it is passed to us, and run as hard and fast as we can, and then pass it on to someone else.”

Volunteer spotlight: “It’s really amazing to see how very similar we are despite our differences.”

This month, we want to shine the spotlight on three individual volunteers: Joanne, Sophie and Kathy!

What does microlending in Tajikistan look like?

An interview with Kiva Coordinators Nargiza Rajabova and Fazilat Beknazarova, who are currently based in Tajikistan and work with Micro Deposit Organization (MDO) Humo.

Celebrate April Fools' Day with Kiva

Read about traditions in each continent, then surprise a borrower by funding their Kiva loan!

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