How can YOU celebrate the Month of Microfinance this April?

April recently became known as the Month of Microfinance (MoMF). But what does that actually mean?

For us at Kiva, Month of Microfinance is both a great partner organization and an activist movement that engages people in lending for change. Both were inspired by a growing, active, empowered community exploring the potential of microfinance to end poverty and transform lives around the world.

Kiva is excited to partner with MoMF again this year and encourage our incredible, impassioned community to participate in April 2013! There are a number of ways to get your school or community involved, whether it’s hosting an awareness-raising event on your campus, or making a loan on the Kiva website.

High school students present on Kiva's role in microfinance in their classroom.

You can check out some great ideas for getting involved in the Month of Microfinance, visit our friends with more ideas on the MoMF website, or get inspired by this Kiva blog post on activities from last year.

When you or your teammates host or participate in a MoMF event, be sure to share, tag, pin, like, or tweet about it! When you do, include the hashtag #kivamomf and we'll retweet and reshare your amazing efforts to financially empower others.

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About the author

Emily Wakefield

A native of southern California, Emily is a recent graduate from Santa Clara University where she studied Economics and Spanish Studies. The highlight of her college experience was the semester she spent abroad in Granada, Spain. She knew she wanted to pursue a career in economic development after reading Half the Sky. Emily will be joining the Marketing and Communications team as a Blog and Social Media Intern and is especially excited to find new and creative ways to spread Kiva’s work to more people. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to country music, and re-watching Friends episodes for the millionth time.