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Food security and hunger: Environmental issues on Earth Day and every day

Throughout much of the world, food security and hunger are, in large part, environmental issues. It is crucial to recognize how the climate change is affecting global agriculture, as well as the people who depend on local food production for their livelihoods and to meet nutritional needs.

Bringing clean water to schools and communities through innovative finance

This Earth Day, it's important to remember that about 1 in 10 people on Earth lack access to clean water. Read about some of the work being done by Kiva and its Field Partners to make sanitation and clean water access more equitable.

Intern Insights: A final look

Kiva loves to celebrate its interns and the meaningful work that they accomplish every day. Now past their mid-internship point, we sat down with a few of them to hear about their work and how their time at Kiva has impacted them thus far. 

Links we like: A barbacoa love story in Philly and other tales of immigrants shaping U.S. tastes

In a matter of days, Kiva lenders backed a $10,000 Kiva loan to one of the best restaurants in the United States at the beginning of April. To celebrate the success of the owner, an immigrant from Mexico, this week we're sharing stories of immigration and food.

Let's get breakfast in Vietnam

What does breakfast look like in the places Kiva works? Our new series all about food around the world will bring you everything from bowls of porridge to plates of pastry in some of the different countries Kiva borrowers call home.

A Solomon story: Determination in the face of adversity

It was the morning after a night of heavy showers as I made my way to meet Eddry. Along the journey, the road quickly turned from gravel, to dirt to wet mud and it wasn’t long before the staff 4x4 was unable to go any further.

Intern Insights: A first look

Kiva loves to celebrate its interns and the meaningful work that they accomplish every day. Halfway through the internship cycle, we sat down with a few of them to hear about their work and how their time at Kiva has impacted them.

Links We Like: Fashion statements with a social conscious

This week’s Links We Like all come from the intersection of art, fashion and social consciousness, and explore the deeper impact of the clothes we wear and see on the runway.

Transitioning farmers away from cocaine-producing crops in Peru

Nestled in the center of Peru is a lush valley region with a notorious reputation as ‘cocaine valley.’ Peru is the world’s largest producer of cocaine.

Refugees and finance: Out of sight, out of mind?

On June 20, 2017, Kiva launched the World Refugee Fund to match loans to refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) to help them rebuild their lives and create some stability. Traditional forms of finance are often out of reach for refugees, and as such supporting loans for this population is vital.

Links we Like: Images of International Women's Day

To continue our celebration of International Women's Day, here are 6 stories of amazing women doing amazing things.

International Women's Day 2018: Invest in women

Money is powerful, especially in the hands of women determined to create change.