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Kiva partners with Sofia Vergara, Hitachi to raise $50M in Global COVID-19 Response

Introducing the Global COVID-19 Response fund.

Video: How a loan with Apollo Agriculture changed Wilson's life

Kiva media fellow Jeremy Jue captured Wilson's amazing story about working with our Field Partner Apollo Agriculture in Kenya. Check it out!

Introducing Crisis Support Loans, how we can support our Field Partners

Our Field Partners are extremely important to us and to the microfinance infrastructure. To support them during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re launching a new product called Crisis Support Loans.

Letters from an Intern: Following the American dream, landing at Kiva

Meet Elina Pandey, Kiva's Tech Operations intern! She's originally from Nepal, now working in Kiva HQ in the tech department.

Rounding out International Volunteer Week with further recognition of Kiva’s volunteers

With International Volunteer Week coming to a close, we not only commend our volunteers this week but also every day. We want to wrap up our celebrations by spotlighting some more of our volunteers. Learn about who they are and what they do here at Kiva!

Continuing to celebrate our Kivans for International Volunteer Week

With the start of International Volunteer Week, we want to continue showing gratitude for our wonderful volunteers. Get to know some of Kiva’s volunteers through their experiences, stories and careers!

What's it like to fundraise for your U.S. business on

Kiva borrowers located in the United States go through a "private" fundraising period before their loan is published on the website for lenders to contribute. In this period, they'll reach out to their community of customers, friends and family to contribute to their loan as a form of "social underwriting."

Celebrating the power of Kiva volunteers, one loan at a time!

This infographic from Review and Translation Program intern Anna Gravois will explain it all!

Volunteer Spotlight: “I feel like I’m using my skills in a way that helps some of the most vulnerable individuals in the Spanish-speaking world”

At any given moment, Kiva’s website hosts thousands of borrower profiles and loan requests from all corners of the globe.

Recetas para el cambio: aprender a adaptar los hábitos alimentarios en medio de la crisis climática

Algo que me siempre me ha sorprendido es cómo la comida puede ilustrar los cambios vividos por comunidades durante varias generaciones. Viajar por el mundo, o incluso a la vuelta de la esquina a un nuevo restaurante, me permite saborear la cultura a través de un interés compartido. Al usar la comida como mi lente crítica, aprendí sobre el impacto del cambio climático en la agricultura global.


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