Apr 1, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Myrian knew she would be an artist from the moment her grandmother placed a cool, smooth lump of clay in her hands as a child. “The first time I touched the clay I said that this is going to be my profession, I will be an artisan,” Myrian says. Read her full story at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>


Apr 1, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Crédit Epargne Formation (CEFOR) Madagascar Supporting first-time borrowers and vulnerable populations in Madagascar Who are they? Crédit Epargne Formation is a microfinance organization that targets first-time borrowers and impoverished families in the Analmanga region of Madagascar. The organization has developed a social categorization ranking in order to reach the most vulnerable groups. They also provide mandatory health insurance, business and loan... Continue Reading >>


Mar 27, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Coffee break:
Combating youth homelessness with a cup of joe.
 
Hot new idea:
Using sound waves to put out fires.
 
 
Side-splitting:
Commentary you probably missed from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
 
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Mar 25, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Tens of thousands of people visit Kiva every day looking to support a borrower. Unfortunately, a significant number leave the website without making a loan because they feel overwhelmed when having to choose who to support. Today, I’m excited to share a redesign we've seen help new visitors choose a loan, while also delivering new features to those of you who’ve been lending for years. So what can you expect from this new loan finding experience? Loans are grouped into categories: In the new design we now prominently feature categories such as Expiring Soon and Agriculture... Continue Reading >>


Mar 24, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

“While I was repairing my inner self I was able to at least look better, and that made me…regain my confidence," says Toya. Read her story at Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>


Mar 20, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Wondering what our fellows are up to? See what makes their field placement unique by taking a look at the foods they are eating and what keeps them inspired everyday! Kiva Fellow Semone Aye, Myanmar: Catfish noodle soup? Yes please! Mohinga is a staple in Burmese cuisine, and what many Burmese would call "comfort food." Each region of Myanmar has its own variation of the recipe. #myanmar #chili... Continue Reading >>


Mar 20, 2015 IN India

Like many women in India, Mukula was a child bride. Now she runs a weaving business with 2 employees out of the workshop in her home. Read her story here>

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Mar 17, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

For years, Ki has been defined by the struggles that surrounded her. Dropout. Regugee. Immigrant. To read Ki's story visit Kiva's Medium page> Continue Reading >>


Mar 13, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

American ingenuity:
We can't fault people for their delicious, delicious creativity.
Food art:
Playing with your food has never been so witty (we can't believe they missed New Yolk, though).
Young Captain Planet:
Student designs beautiful faucet flows that reduce water consumption.
 
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