Try your hand at 'Global Impact' by making loans, helping borrowers around the world get their businesses going and keeping yourself healthy and strong along the way! See how high you can score and how many borrowers lives you can change! Check out Volume 1 of our Global Impact Game Guide to help you and your kids/students dig deeper and learn more using this cool, interactive game and guide!
Make Your Own Eternal Impact
Check out this short video about one classroom's experience changing lives with Kiva U!
And this video celebrating Kiva U's first year accomplishments!
These resources contain everything you need to set up a team, motivate members, and spread the word to others about microfinance and Kiva.
Poverty, Financial Inclusion & Kiva
PARENT ACTIVITY: 'Microloans Around the World' Coloring Book
PARENT ACTIVITY: Save Spend Lend
Building Financial Literacy
: One Hen
is a fantastic book that serves as a beautiful, true, and inspiring introduction to microfinance through the story of a boy in Ghana and his hen. The book and the extensive resources hosted on the website are highly recommended for parents and educators hoping to build a better understanding of live in Ghana, poverty, and how microfinance works with children.
William Ferriter: A Kiva-savvy educator and published author who has created a plethora of incredible resources using Kiva in the classroom. Check out this excellent blog
and these fantastic and comprehensive resources
to use or get inspired!
Kristen Goggin: Another impressive Kiva-savvy educator's amazing blog on how she incorporates project based/experiential learning and global education into her math program in Stories from the Garage
: Our friends at the fantastic global education travel company SAGE
helped Kiva U students from two schools to learn about microfinance first-hand in Guatemala. Learn more about their 2015 summer adventure here
Lend for America
: This is a non-profit organization that supports university students in facilitating microfinance to entrepreneurs in their own communities. Check out their website
and their excellent Campus Microfinance Starter-Kit
: Our friends at +Acumen are also working to help support the newest generation of leaders in social innovation. Check out their free courses online. There's an exciting one on financial sustainability
: The team at Ashoka has created a course in empathy. By completing this free course, you will gain tips and ideas from schools, entrepreneurs, and experts on how to instill empathy in children and prepare them for the road ahead.
: Educating girls can change the world, but there are still millions of girls who never get that opportunity. Girl Rising is a film and a movement, and also features fantastic educator resources, available here
BYU: A group of university students from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah surveyed and experimented with coordinating a Kiva U event on their campus. They collected their learnings and tips for success in this helpful video guide
University of Agder, Norway: What would you do with an extra $25? Buy a new shirt? A nice meal? A group of MBA students from the University of Agder created this video
offering a different perspective of what $25 is worth and how a small loan can support families around the world.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
: In their 2014 annual letter, the Gates cover 3 myths that block progress for the poor.
What works in ending poverty? Here
is an article from BRAC
with a new apporach to help the ultra-poor move to a place of sustainable livelihoods in 24 months.
The Kiva Store: Get some Kiva gear here or email us at KivaU@kiva.org for Kiva U materials (stickers, pencils, flyers, and more!)