These resources contain everything you need to set up a team, motivate members, and spread the word to others about microfinance and Kiva.
Make Your Own Eternal Impact
Check out this short video about one classroom's experience changing lives with Kiva U!
April is the Month of Microfinance
Poverty, Financial Inclusion & Kiva
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!
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
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.