Tara is the content & storytelling intern at Kiva. Here, she supports Kiva’s storytelling initiatives by sourcing inspiring stories to share with the world. Born and raised in the Bay Area in California, Tara has interests in cross-cultural communication, language, and content design. In her free time, you can find her exploring new hiking trails and national parks, going to concerts, and attempting to try out new recipes.

Kiva Blog Updates

Nov 23, 2022 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva is a simple way to make a world of difference: just lend to a borrower or cause you care about, then watch your dollars do good, get repaid, and lend again to a new borrower with a dream to fund.

So if Kiva is all about lending, why do we need your donations?

When you donate to Kiva, not only are you supporting the work that makes it possible to lend to individuals around the world, you’re also advancing our mission to expand financial access and help underserved communities thrive.

How do we do this?

We match you with borrowers across the globe and...

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Jun 21, 2022 RW Rwanda
In 2014, Jacqueline was forced to flee her home in Burundi and start a new life in Rwanda. At first, she struggled to put food on the table and provide for her 3 children.

Jacqueline and her kids

But Jacqueline is hardworking, honest and entrepreneurial. She started a soap manufacturing business with the help of a Kiva loan. Powered by 213 lenders, Jacqueline’s $5,925 loan changed her life.

Learn more about Jacqueline’s story here: 

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