Recent posts

Vera is a livestock expert in Albania

Vera runs a thriving business raising pigs and calves, which allows her to support her family.

Kiva borrowers to thriving business people: The retail edition

Check out these products from Kiva-funded entrepreneurs!

Dauntless: How veterans heal through winemaking

From the days of Roman legionnaires to more modern farmers, growing wine has been a source of healing. Find out how one Kiva borrower is helping fellow veterans in his community!

Kiva’s US program working with Governor Newsom to support California wildfire and power-shutoff victims

Over the coming weeks Kiva US can provide quick, socially backed, risk-tolerant loans to entrepreneurs affected by the ripple effect from the fires and shutoffs.

Employee Spotlight: Mobile Team

Kiva is going mobile! Meet the app developers of the Kiva office in Portland.

Natural-born entrepreneur in Colombia expands his business with a loan

How old were you when you made your first income? Victor Manuale was 13.

Higher impact: Kiva’s work to incubate small and growing businesses

Have you heard of Kiva Labs? In this Higher Impact series, explore our partnership with Jibu in East Africa.

Q-and-A with a lender: Mrs. Prester and her entrepreneurship class!

"My experience with Kiva has been mind-opening. I loved knowing that doing what I loved, entrepreneurship, is helping to fund other people’s dreams around the world."

Breaking generational cycles: from cocaine to cacao

Like thousands of children in the northern jungle of Peru, Jarver Gonzales and Jorge Luis Trujillo both grew up seeing their fathers cultivate coca leaves, the plant used to make cocaine.

Employee Spotlight: Kofi Friar

Kofi Friar is the I.T. manager at Kiva. He’s been at the company for over 2 years and continues to demonstrate his Kiva passion every day! It also helps that his pup, Ninja, is everyone’s favorite office dog!

Like mother, like daughter: the story of a Kiva loan in Peru

Estefania’s mother, Genoveva proves how a helping hand can go a long way for someone who has the drive to succeed.