Kiva Blog Update

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Kiva U Launches First Kiva Video Game!

Kiva U’s very first video game is live! The interactive game can be played for free, online, with the goal of enabling younger audiences to learn more about microfinance. It helps middle school and high school students understand the microfinance lending cycle, the difference between loans and donations, and more about the main loan uses of Kiva borrowers. It’s the latest project from Ki ...

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Amazing Photos of Shell Money in the Solomon Islands

Shell money is a traditional form of currency that was used in the Solomon Islands before bank notes were introduced. Some provinces still use shell money today, primarily for ceremonies, settling disputes, and bridal and land payments. It is beautifully crafted from seashells, often consisting of strings of differently colored shell-beads. Visit Kiva's Medium page to see how it's made!

Kiva Blog Update

Kiva Blog Update,

Dr. Bronner's and Kiva Partner to Support Small-Scale Farmers in Ghana

Kiva and Dr. Bronner's, the family-owned company that makes the most popular brand of natural soap in North America, are kicking off an exciting new partnership called Seedlings for Small Farmers! Starting April 23, Kiva will crowdfund 0% interest loans to support smallholder farmers in Ghana who grow certified organic and fair trade oil palm  used in Dr. Bronner’s soap. And, for a limited ...

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Kiva Blog Update,

Our Hearts are with Nepal

Photo by Flickr user Oliver Whiteside On April 25, the most devastating earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years claimed the lives of thousands of people and destroyed homes and cultural sites. The Kiva community’s thoughts are with the people of Nepal and all the families that have been affected by this tragedy. Kiva reached out to our two partners in Nepal, Patan Business and Professional Wome ...

Kiva Blog Update

Kiva Blog Update,

Mukula’s Dream: A better future for her boys

Like many women in India, Mukula was a child bride. Now she runs a weaving business with 2 employees out of the workshop in her home. Read her story here>

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Toya’s Dream: To overcome tragedy with beauty

“While I was repairing my inner self I was able to at least look better, and that made me…regain my confidence," says Toya. Read her story at Kiva's Medium page>

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    Kiva wins Wall Street Journal challenge

    We’re excited to announce Kiva won the Operational Effectiveness category in the Wall Street Journal’s Financial Inclusion Challenge! The Financial Inclusion Challenge is part of an on-going project for the WSJ called Financing the Future. We’re so excited to be recognized as a leader in financial inclusion and can’t wait to impact more lives through the power of lending.    Big…

    Posted by Aurora Lee

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    Links We Like: It's a wild world out there

    Take us there: Don't like crowds? Check out these under-the-radar destinations. http://www.businessinsider.com/us-destinations-that-tourists-havent-discovered-2015-6?op=1   Tiger adventure: Little boy's lost toy gets a tour of Tampa. http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/news-photo-gallery/boy-misplaced-stuffed-tiger-goes-on-big-adventure-at-tampa-international-airport  …

    Posted by Aurora Lee

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    What's Making Fellows in the Field Smile this Week?

    Our 27th Kiva Fellow class has been in the field for a few weeks now and we’re excited to share a few of their sights and experiences getting settled into the new countries, new homes and new assignments. We asked our fellows, “What made you smile this week?” and here are some responses: Carly Schwartz | Mexico City, Mexico “Two guys ran into the middle of the largest, busiest thoroughfare,…

    Posted by Tiffany Mau

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    A Special Father's Day Trip into the Field with Dad

    This week, I'm visiting Kiva partners in Colombia with my dad. It's the first time in my 10 years at Kiva that I've been able to take my dad to visit Kiva borrowers in the field. He's been my biggest cheerleader, believed in our dream before many others did and was also one of Kiva's first donors in 2005! Dad and me visiting Kiva partner Interactuar in Colombia this week  It's been an…

    Posted by Chelsa Bocci

  5. Kiva Blog Update

    Kiva U Launches First Kiva Video Game!

    Kiva U’s very first video game is live! The interactive game can be played for free, online, with the goal of enabling younger audiences to learn more about microfinance. It helps middle school and high school students understand the microfinance lending cycle, the difference between loans and donations, and more about the main loan uses of Kiva borrowers. It’s the latest project from Kiva…

    Posted by Alison Edwards

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    Links We Like: the New, the Old, and the Right Now

    Positive news: A 5 cent paper battery is here.   Squeamish need not continue: Science proves kids touch tons of gross stuff.   History lessons: Chalkboards with nearly 100 year-old lessons discovered in Oklahoma.   Take a moment: A touching tribute to a loyal friend  Tackling poverty: Mobile financial services could play a huge role.  

    Posted by Aurora Lee

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    Photos from the Field: Fellows Share their Favorite Shots!

    Kiva Fellows have been hard at work these past few months! From India to Tanzania, they have captured some amazing photos of borrowers.   Fellow Natalie Russell captured this photo of Celina, who sells small dry fish in Tanzania. Claire Eggers, a fellow in India, took this inspiring photo of Ganesh on his mushroom farm. A woman in Zimbabwe uses Kiva loans to support her…

    Posted by Alison Edwards

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    25 Things to See and Experience in Croatia

    At Kiva, we love to travel and we love to trade travel advice! I grew up in the former Yugoslavia and, as a child, spent my summers on the Croatian coast visiting my grandmother. I’ve been lucky to return many times as an adult, but I never tire of its charms and fall deeper in love with the country every time I visit. I’m excited to share 25 can’t miss experiences that will make any traveler's…

    Posted by Lana Radosavljevic

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    Welcome KF27!

    It’s hard to believe the members of the 27th class of Kiva Fellow volunteers are currently making their way by train, plane and boat to their placements for the next 4 months. Our fellows program started in 2007 and has grown from humble beginnings to a formidable operation that provides Kiva staff with critical connections to our field partners and borrowers around the world.   Last…

    Posted by Aurora Lee

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    Amazing Photos of Shell Money in the Solomon Islands

    Shell money is a traditional form of currency that was used in the Solomon Islands before bank notes were introduced. Some provinces still use shell money today, primarily for ceremonies, settling disputes, and bridal and land payments. It is beautifully crafted from seashells, often consisting of strings of differently colored shell-beads. Visit Kiva's Medium page to see how it's made!

    Posted by Nelly Martin

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    Introducing a New Member of the Kiva Team, CEO Martin Tschopp

    We are honored to announce a new member of our team, Martin Tschopp, as CEO of Kiva.  As co-lead with Kiva’s President and Co-founder, Premal Shah, Martin brings a skillset that will help Kiva grow our reach, maximize social impact and leverage technology in strategic new ways.  Martin comes to Kiva after 12 years with eBay, most recently as the Vice President and General Manager of eBay…

    Posted by Talea Miller

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    Links We Like: Improving our everyday lives

    Amazing insider: Everyday life in Somalia. Shout out: President Obama sends some #KivaLove. Beating the odds: Solar bike path test performs better than anticipated.   Have a laugh: Top 10 design flaws of the human body.   Brain buster: Minimalist posters to help with hard vocab.  

    Posted by Aurora Lee

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    Traveling the World one Translation at a Time

    Kiva’s loans come in all shapes, sizes and languages. Lucky for us, there’s a team of hard- working multilingual volunteers on Kiva’s Review and Translation (RTP) team who make it possible for us to get these loans onto the site! Kiva partners operate in five languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian) and we rely on an enormous network of volunteers to help review and…

    Posted by Beverly Chan

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    Mothers who inspire us every day!

    There are few things as universal as a mother’s love. Kiva loans support a hugely diverse range of borrowers, hailing from over 80 different countries, but one thing remains a constant: the touching stories we hear of mothers putting the well-being and education of their children above all else. Although we all have plenty of reasons to call our mom or send her a card this Mother's Day, here…

    Posted by Lana Radosavljevic

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    Cool New Partners: Supporting Students in Zambia and Kenya & Smallholder Farmers in Ghana

    iSchool Zambia Zambia Revolutionizing education in Zambia Who are they? iSchool Zambia is a social enterprise working to change the education system in Zambia. The company has copied the entire Zambian primary school curriculum (in English and the 7 local languages) on Android tablets they call Zeupads. iSchool's goal is to change the Zambian education system from one of rote memorization to…

    Posted by Brianna Gillease

  16. Kiva Blog Update

    Our Hearts are with Nepal

    Photo by Flickr user Oliver Whiteside On April 25, the most devastating earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years claimed the lives of thousands of people and destroyed homes and cultural sites. The Kiva community’s thoughts are with the people of Nepal and all the families that have been affected by this tragedy. Kiva reached out to our two partners in Nepal, Patan Business and Professional…

    Posted by Talea Miller

  17. Kiva Blog Update

    Links We Like: See-through solar panels have us cheering, plus other great stories this week

    Go green: Clear solar energy panels put a new spin on windows.   Tips & tricks: Impress your friends and family with these tips for better travel photos. City skies: 8 in 10 have never seen the Milky Way, this is what they're missing. Beautiful moment: At 102, Alice Barker sees films of her younger self dancing during the Harlem Renaissance. A…

    Posted by Aurora Lee

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    Fashion Revolution Day: Who made my clothes?

    On April 24, 2013, more than 1,100 garment workers were killed and 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Even though there were fears the building would collapse, garment workers were pressured to remain at work under threat of 1 month’s lost pay. The disaster in Dhaka brought new awareness about the terrible working conditions for…

    Posted by Brianna Gillease

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    How to Take Better Travel Photos

    We all want to come back from our trips with amazing photos that capture the spirit and scale of the places we visit. Follow these tips to get better results>

    Posted by Talea Miller