Recent posts

Volunteer spotlight: Translating from Ukraine to the world

This month, we want to shine the spotlight on three individual volunteers: Ann, Alice and Katy.

Lebanon in crisis: How you can help — and how Kiva is responding

This story comes from Lev Plaves, Kiva’s Senior Investment Manager for Refugees & Displaced Populations.

Investment Manager Kendra Thorogood on the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand

"There’s kind of a different idea of mask-wearing here... they didn’t have to adapt."

Join Kiva and Black Girls Code for a special event!

Next week, join Black Girls Code and Kiva to learn how coding and technology are being used to help small business owners around the world!

Volunteer Spotlight: “It’s amazing to understand the triumphs and challenges of people around the world” 

This month, we want to shine the spotlight on three individual volunteers: Marsha, Eduardo and Darby. Without their contributions and the contributions of all RTP volunteers, our capacity to support Kiva borrowers would be severely limited.

Investment Manager Michelle Schenk speaks on the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa

"The lockdown in South Africa has been one of the strictest in the world and it hasn't been easy."

Investment Manager Lina Ramirez speaks on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas

"In the coastal part of the country (i.e. Cartagena, Barranquilla), people really like to hold social gatherings. There, the virus is out of control."

How microfinance manages a global pandemic: Lessons from Kiva partners

The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic downturns represent the latest threat to face microfinance.

Gender-lens investing during COVID-19: How Kiva partners commit their support to women

These organizations understand the efficacy of investing in women and represent just a small sample of Kiva partners that have redoubled their efforts to do so during this global crisis.

Taking steps towards greater diversity and equity within Kiva

Today, on Juneteenth, we celebrate and recognize the end of formal slavery in the United States. With Kiva’s core mission centered around removing systematic barriers for underserved communities, today serves as a reminder that we still have a long way to go.

Lending to refugees, or giving authors pens: Learnings from the Nakivale Refugee Settlement

Our Impact Investments Fellow Nils Elwing visited the Nakivale Refugee Settlement during his travels to borrowers.

Kiva U.S.'s partnership with the IRC enables greater financial access for refugees

This week we spoke with Neely Evanoff, the Capital Access Manager for the Kiva Hub in Salt Lake City, about the relationship and work they've done together.