Casey Miller is the content and media coordinator at Kiva in the Portland offices. She began her journey with Kiva as a New Media and Branding intern in the summer of 2019 before continuing on as the content and media coordinator, now managing Kiva's social media accounts and the Kiva blog. Casey graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in Journalism, and still uses this journalistic background in her storytelling at Kiva. With a passion for travel and cultural exchange, Casey seeks to spread the stories of our cultures and communities for those whose voices are often ignored.  

Kiva Blog Updates

Mar 26, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

Meet Misha...

Misha grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Surrounded by the creativity of the Motown culture in Detroit, her ambition was to become an artist. She spent a decade in New York, growing a business in jewelry design and working in the arts — all while raising two children as a single parent. Utilizing her experience in the arts, Misha began supporting her aunt and uncle with their dream of opening an art center in her hometown of Detroit. When her uncle suddenly passed away in 2013, Misha stepped into a leadership role on the...

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Mar 13, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

We recently announced major changes to the Kiva U.S. program in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. We’re eager to help small businesses struggling under the impact of this pandemic, and we’d like to answer any questions you may have.

For Lenders

Why only in the US?
We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has a global impact, and we'll continue to explore ways to help as many people affected by this crisis as possible. Currently, the U.S. market is the...

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Mar 10, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

Happy International Women’s Day!

We had the most amazing time celebrating women in the Kiva community and around the world. In the past week, this community has lent over $4 million to almost 40,000 women in 57 countries!

So what did our week look like?



First, we kicked off seven days of celebrations with an...

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Mar 4, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

For nearly 15 years, the Kiva community has become a spark of hope and support for over 2.8 million ambitious, multi-tasking, powerful women in 98 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.

That doesn’t happen in one day. This happens every day.

Jacqueline from Rwanda used her Kiva loan to...
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Feb 24, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

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. Her next steps: spending two months backpacking Europe and then continuing non-profit work, hopefully in the Bay Area.



Before the end of 2019, I participated in the first Kiva SF office cleanout. Having been employed for only 5 months, I did not expect to find anything sentimental in the piles of papers, files,...

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Feb 17, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

This piece was written by Elisha Hodgson, who has been working as a Community Support associate at Kiva for over a year now in our Portland offices. Doing double-duty, he also serves at Portland's office vibe manager.



So, what’s it like working on the Community Support and Engagement (CS) team at Kiva?

On the surface, the experience of responding to inquiries all day seems to be a bit straight-...

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Feb 5, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

In 2019, Kiva branched out in a big way. From Protocol to Kiva Capital, we have ever more reasons to depend on our editing and translating volunteers for the loan review process. This community of over 430 Review and Translation Program (RTP) volunteers regularly review 16k loan profiles each month (the current record is 21,221 profiles c. December 2018!) before they go live to -- thus bolstering Kiva’s due diligence process.

While the lender community chooses from the many diverse loan options that volunteers review, it’s important to note...

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Jan 27, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

This post was written by Sree Kotipalli, the Kiva Fellows and Interns Program intern.


This week, we welcomed 11 interns into our Kiva family! This marks our 25th cohort of interns and the very first time that we’ve hosted training week in Portland.

Our impressive cohort was selected out of a competitive pool of over 250 applicants. These interns will now go on to work with nine different teams across our offices in San Francisco, Portland and New York City.

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Jan 21, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

Go to the gym! Floss more! Eat healthier! Read more! Learn a new language!

We all have New Year’s resolutions, and some are harder to keep than others. But what if we told you that the easiest New Year’s resolution to keep takes only 90 seconds and makes a difference year-round?

It’s time to sign up for Monthly Good if you want to make a difference in 2020.

With Monthly Good, lending has never been easier. All you have to do...

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Jan 6, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

What an awe-inspiring holiday season we had here at Kiva — and it was all thanks to you, the heartbeat of the Kiva community! We want to highlight and share the global impact you’ve made over the past month.


First of all, we had a record-breaking Giving Tuesday on December 3! We’re so humbled by how many individuals chose to give. The generous contributions of 20,000 individual people will go towards a number of impactful places:


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