Oct 31, 2014 ID Indonesia, JO Jordan, NI Nicaragua, US United States

It’s hard to believe our 25th class of fellows (KF25) has been in the field for nearly 6 weeks now. They’ve already accomplished so much outstanding work with our field partners and trustees and have reported some great stories with fantastic pictures. 
 
Here are some highlights we couldn’t resist sharing with you:
 
Ignacio in Nicaragua stops by for lunch at Kiva borrower Blanca’s food stand.
 
Caroline captures an amazing sunset in Bali.
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Oct 31, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Presh (center) with 2014 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Rajaram (right)
Presh rushes into the classroom a few minutes after the lunch bell rings, with an ice pack in one hand and a textbook in the other.  She apologizes for... Continue Reading >>


Oct 30, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva is thrilled to announce the addition of John Muller, PayPal's Vice President of Global Payments Policy, to our Board of Directors.

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Oct 29, 2014 AZ Azerbaijan, GH Ghana, IN India, MZ Mozambique, TL Timor-Leste

Niaz Patwary, KF25 in India
I take great joy in introducing these hardworking movers and shakers from the fields of Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India:
Sumangala.
Kalavthi.
Renuka.
Tippava.
(Clearly, each name needed a separate line and a punctuation mark to hold the positive energy they radiate!) All of these ladies are multitasking maestros - keeping the home-front well-ordered, running the goat farms even smoother.
These self-starters are...
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Oct 29, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

At Kiva HQ we love travel and we love dogs. We also make silly mistakes from time to time, so we pulled together some real-life travel blunders made by our staff and volunteers (who shall remain nameless), and threw in some cute, judgmental dogs to say what we were all thinking…check it out on our Medium page.... Continue Reading >>


Oct 24, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Pancake apes? This dad teaches his kids about primates in a creative (and mesmerizing) manner.
 
New in tech:
Hoverboards are real. Real. Sign us up.
 
Amazing feats:
Would you plant a forest to save your home? This man in India is doing just that.
 
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Oct 23, 2014 GH Ghana, IN India, KE Kenya, US United States

Trista Li, KF25 in Chicago
"Every time we sell out!" - Nate
 
"My happiest moment is when I realize, I am here. Because every now and then I can get caught into the day to day stuff. But it is truly precious to be able to do what you...
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Oct 22, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

By Jacob Saur and Nick Anderson We are two Kiva employees based in the Bay Area -- Jacob is a software engineer and Nick is a product manager. We wanted to share a little about the recent trip we took to Medellin to visit a Kiva partner and several Kiva borrowers. ... Continue Reading >>


Oct 17, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Check out these delicious cupcakes with a cardamom twist inspired by a trip to India! Continue Reading >>


Oct 14, 2014 KV Kiva HQ

Wedu Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand   Unlocking the leadership potential of women in Asia   Who are they? Wedu selects women with interest in becoming change-makers in their communities and provides lifelong mentorship and affordable financial support to complete higher education.  Instead of a conventional loan, Wedu borrowers on Kiva agree to repay the financial support through a Future Income Sharing Agreement (FISA). With FISAs, students receive funding now and repay the investment only after they have found employment.... Continue Reading >>


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