Kiva Blog Updates

Jun 16, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

A Palestinian refugee tends to her garden.

Each year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day—a day to show solidarity with and honor the immense courage of the 70.8 million people worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes to escape war, persecution, natural disasters, and terror.

But this year, World Refugee Day looks a bit different.

As COVID-19 spreads globally, the world’s most vulnerable populations,...

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May 18, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

Meet Bandana Jethi! Bandana is a single mother of two, a rice paddy farmer, and a businesswoman from Mundahahapatana, India, where she lives with her parents and brother.



Bandana has mastered the art of cultivating and selling rice. When her own paddy field is not producing, she buys rice from other farmers, rents a truck, and drives to Bhubaneswar, where she sells the rice for a profit. However, Bandana is not the only...

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Apr 8, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

Meet Michael Kamundi, a devoted farmer and borrower from the Nkubu area of Kenya. He dreams of providing his children with the tools to build a brighter future.

As a dedicated husband and father, Michael goes to great lengths to provide for his family. He always tries to ensure that they are well-fed and that his children earn a quality education. To do this, Michael has committed the past six years to growing and selling banana and coffee crops. On top of that, he also owns two dairy cows...

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