Thanksgiving and the holidays are excellent times to reflect on the things and people for which we are most grateful. Use our Graitude & Empathy activities with your class, friends or family in thinking about these and use Kiva to explore if the things and people you're thankful for are shared by people around the world.
Try your hand at 'Global Impact' by making loans, helping borrowers around the world get their businesses going and keeping yourself healthy and strong along the way! See how high you can score and how many borrowers lives you can change! Check out Volume 1 of our Global Impact Game Guide to help you and your kids/students dig deeper and learn more using this cool, interactive game and guide!
Make Your Own Eternal Impact
Check out this short video about one classroom's experience changing lives with Kiva U!
And this video celebrating Kiva U's first year accomplishments!
These resources contain everything you need to set up a team, motivate members, and spread the word to others about microfinance and Kiva.
Kiva 101: Poverty, Sustainable Development, Microfinance and Kiva
Kristen Goggin: A Kiva Champion and impressive Kiva-savvy educator's amazing blog on how she incorporates project based/experiential learning and global education into her math program in Stories from the Garage.
One Hen: One Hen is a fantastic book that serves as a beautiful, true, and inspiring introduction to microfinance through the story of a boy in Ghana and his hen. The book and the extensive resources hosted on the website are highly recommended for parents and educators hoping to build a better understanding of live in Ghana, poverty, and how microfinance works with children.
Learn more about our partners and the work they do to support entrepreneurs around the world and help put an end to global poverty.
SAGE: Our friends at the fantastic global education travel company SAGE helped Kiva U students from two schools to learn about microfinance first-hand in Guatemala. Learn more about their 2015 summer adventure here.
+Acumen: Our friends at +Acumen are also working to help support the newest generation of leaders in social innovation. Check out their free courses online. There's an exciting one on financial sustainability coming up.
Ashoka: The team at Ashoka has created a course in empathy. By completing this free course, you will gain tips and ideas from schools, entrepreneurs, and experts on how to instill empathy in children and prepare them for the road ahead.
Girl Rising: Educating girls can change the world, but there are still millions of girls who never get that opportunity. Girl Rising is a film and a movement, and also features fantastic educator resources, available here.
BYU: A group of university students from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah surveyed and experimented with coordinating a Kiva U event on their campus. They collected their learnings and tips for success in this helpful video guide and slideshow.
University of Agder, Norway: What would you do with an extra $25? Buy a new shirt? A nice meal? A group of MBA students from the University of Agder created this video offering a different perspective of what $25 is worth and how a small loan can support families around the world.