Casey Miller is Kiva's content strategist in the Portland offices. She began her journey with Kiva as a New Media and Branding intern, then contracted as the content and media coordinator, now working full-time as a content strategist. 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

May 26, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

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 Shopping.com before its $600m acquisition from eBay in 2005. 

A Kiva lender since 2006, Andre is a long-time supporter of the crowd-funding loan platform and its mission to empower entrepreneurs around the world to change lives and communities. Andre will leverage his 20 years of experience building marketplaces to help Kiva create delightful consumer experiences and grow its consumer base....

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May 22, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

On Thursday, May 22, Kiva partner Sofia Vergara joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show to talk about Kiva and the COVID-19 Response fund. Check it out!

 

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May 5, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

Ayer, la actriz y activista Sofía Vergara anunció su alianza con Kiva y estará contribuyendo al fondo de Respuesta Global del COVID-19. Veanlo!







Únete al movimiento con Sofia y Kiva! Infórmate más sobre el Fondo de Respuesta Global del COVID-19 y has una contribución hoy!

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May 5, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

Yesterday, actress and activist Sofia Vergara announced her partnership with Kiva, and her contribution to the Global COVID-19 Response fund. Check it out!





Join the movement with Sofia and Kiva! Find out more about the Global COVID-19 Response fund and make a contribution today.

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May 4, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

 

 

Today, we’ve announced a global response to support small businesses, entrepreneurs, farmers, and families globally who urgently need financial assistance due to COVID-19. This fund is supported by actress Sofia Vergara along with partners like Hitachi and the Hiscox Foundation, and will focus on providing direct funds to vulnerable populations like minorities, women, and those in isolated areas.


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May 1, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

"The harvest I get after working with Apollo is not comparable to what I used to harvest before joining Apollo. From the harvest [now], I'm able to sell and get money to pay school fees, and take my kids for school, and still get enough for food at home."

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

 

 

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Apr 30, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

At Kiva, we’ve been making changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to new and difficult economic problems across the world.

One group we’ve been in close contact with throughout this process is our Field Partners, who are responsible for disbursing loans to our borrowers and collecting repayments on the ground in the many countries where we operate. Our Field Partners are local nonprofits, microfinance institutions, schools, social enterprises and NGOs — many...

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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 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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