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Letters from an Intern: Growing up between cultures, translating into a Kiva internship

"Holidays have always been filled with platters of crawfish, pots of gumbo and steaming bowls of borscht placed side-by-side on the kitchen table."

How Kivans are connecting with field partners at the ground-level

Amidst Kiva’s Investments Week, we had the opportunity to chat with Rachel Lewis, a Senior Investment Manager for Kiva.

Support local businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic

A message to small business owners in the U.S.

Recap: International Women's Day leads to thousands of women funded

In the past week, this community has lent over $4 million to almost 40,000 women in 57 countries!

Kiva kicks off International Women's Day with a celebration of the Oakland, Ca. community

This past Wednesday, March 4th, we had the pleasure of hosting an event in Oakland, Ca. in honor of International Women’s Day and the announcement of the new Kiva Oakland Hub in partnership with Centro Community Partners.

What is a powerful woman to you?

At Kiva, we don't need a special holiday to uplift women—that's our business as usual. But we are celebrating by MATCHING loans to women on March 8 and March 9!

Joyeuse exemplifies the joy of being a small business owner

Joyeuse is a Jibu water franchise owner in Rwanda, and her Kiva loan completely changed her business, her community and her life!

International Women’s Day is just business as usual for Kiva

For nearly 15 years, the Kiva community has become a spark of hope and support for over 2.7 million ambitious, multi-tasking, powerful women in 94 countries. This incredible, hardworking community has chosen to celebrate and empower women by funding over $1 billion in loans to women borrowers over the years. 

Recipes for change: Learning to adapt food habits in the midst of the climate crisis

Traveling around the world, or even around the corner to a new restaurant, allows you to taste culture through a shared interest. By using food as my critical lens, I learned about the impact of climate change on global farming.

Letters from an Intern: Nicole Morris engages with the Kiva community

Our third letter comes from Nicole Morris, who just completed a six-month internship at our San Francisco office as a Community Support and Engagement intern. Read on to find out more about her experience!

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