Sophie is Senior Content & Community Manager at Kiva, and is passionate about economic development, reducing income inequality, and equality of opportunity. She helps Kiva tell stories of the impact of microfinance on individual's lives. 

Kiva Blog Updates

Mar 8, 2023 KV Kiva HQ

Sandra received a Kiva loan to grow her flower-selling business

Each International Women's Day, gender equality is a recurring theme across social media and global political dialogues. With all this focus, it can feel like we have come a long way toward reaching gender parity. And that's true — in some spaces.

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, one of which was to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment by 2030. Since then, we have seen...

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Mar 7, 2023 KV Kiva HQ
A Kiva loan helped Tennille scale her vegan pet brand and continue to improve the lives of senior dogs in need.

Small business ownership and access to capital remains gendered in the U.S. 

Despite facing gendered obstacles throughout their business ownership journeys, like unequal access to finance and concentration in lower paid industries, women continue to see business success and are more likely to repay their loans. 

In the United States, progress is being made...

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Nov 28, 2022 KV Kiva HQ
Kiva commissions a national, multi-generational survey to learn how Americans are motivated to make a difference in the world.

Between the pandemic, uncertain economic climates, political volatility, and war in Europe, many people feel called to take action to help others. But how exactly are Americans thinking about making a difference in the world? We recently commissioned The Harris Poll to survey more than 2,000 Americans on the state of altruism to better understand what motivates them to help others and what barriers prevent them from doing so. 

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Mar 8, 2022 KV Kiva HQ

Julita works hard to support her family with her bicycle transport business in the Philippines

Women and girls represent half of the world’s 7.9 billion-and-counting population—and therefore half of humankind’s economic potential, creative capabilities, and capacity for sustainable growth. 

Every day we witness phenomenal contributions by women in business, science, governance, healthcare, and other important pillars of society, even as women of all economic...

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