Kiva Blog Updates

Jun 29, 2022 KV Kiva HQ
Today, Kiva is releasing our 2021 Annual Report, which reflects the growth and reinvigorated focus on impact that our organization has been shaping over the past year. The report provides insights on Kiva’s financial performance, as well as a variety of impact stories from Kiva borrowers and partners. 2021 was a milestone year for our organization and we are excited to share our progress with the lenders, partners, investors, borrowers, and supporters that make up our Kiva community.

Access the 2021 Annual Report here...

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May 26, 2022 KV Kiva HQ

Slack, a digital headquarters and messaging platform, is featuring real Kiva staff and borrowers in its global campaign

“Coordinating a complex world of crowdfunded loans in record time…”; the opening line of Slack’s global marketing video campaign, which highlights organizations making the impossible, achievable, is a succinct representation of the incredible work being done at Kiva. 

Launched on May 30, 2022, Slack’s marketing campaign video tells the story of Kiki Bryant, a real Kiva US borrower who was funded for a loan in...

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May 13, 2022 KV Kiva HQ
Kiva is ending operations of Kiva Protocol, our initiative to develop digital public infrastructure to advance financial inclusion. 

While we believe in the power of open-source technology and are proud of the milestones achieved through Kiva Protocol, several factors have led us to this decision. Launched in 2018, Kiva Protocol was an ambitious undertaking aimed at addressing systemic barriers to financial inclusion at national scale. These are hard problems to solve. After four years dedicated to addressing these challenges, the extended implementation timelines coupled... Continue Reading >>
May 2, 2022 KV Kiva HQ
Jessica was able to purchase equipment for her organic farm, Lazy Mule Farm, with the Kiva loan she received.

To celebrate Small Business Week, which is honored in the U.S. May 2-5th, Kiva is excited to announce our partnership with Umpqua Bank.  Through the partnership, Umpqua will match loans made to women and BIPOC entrepreneurs in the states it operates, including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California. The partnership will continue until Umpqua reaches its goal of $1 million lent to underrepresented...

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Apr 8, 2022 KV Kiva HQ

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share news of the passing of our friend and colleague, Jason Eyler. Jason passed away on Wednesday, April 6th, surrounded by his loved ones after an unexpected and sudden illness. His death has been a shock to all who knew and cherished him, including our Kiva community. 

Jason served as the Executive Vice President of Kiva Marketplace beginning in 2020. In the two years that Jason was with Kiva, he left an incredible impression on everyone he came in contact with. He was patient, thoughtful, caring and held a...

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