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Taking steps towards greater diversity and equity within Kiva

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.

Lending to refugees, or giving authors pens: Learnings from the Nakivale Refugee Settlement

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

Kiva U.S.'s partnership with the IRC enables greater financial access for refugees

This week we spoke with Neely Evanoff, the Capital Access Manager for the Kiva Hub in Salt Lake City, about the relationship and work they've done together.

SoLo Funds and Kiva partner to strengthen the capital ladder for financially excluded Americans

Tackling the same problem through two different solutions, SoLo Funds and Kiva offer affordable loan products - one of personal lending, one of business lending.

World Refugee Day is different during a pandemic

As COVID-19 spreads globally, the world’s most vulnerable populations, including refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons (IDPs), face a disproportionate risk of contracting the virus.

Black Lives Matter.

We're here and we're with you.

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. 


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