Joyce Kim

Joyce was born in Toronto, Canada but feels most at home when travelling! Having recently spent 15 months exploring India, Sri Lanka, Australia and Indonesia, Joyce returned with a deepened understanding of the critical role social enterprise plays internationally. Passionate about organizations that have social impact built into their DNA, Joyce built her marketing career working on value-led brands such as Ben&Jerry’s as well as working for a social enterprise start-up. Joyce is excited to join Kiva in order to learn more about microfinance and champion a social enterprise that empowers aspiring entrepreneurs around the world! During her free time, Joyce can usually be found at the beach, practicing yoga or hunting down the best street food in the city.

Kiva Blog Updates

Feb 18, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Five months ago, a group of thirty enthusiastic and passionate individuals from around the globe came together to be a part of Kiva's 16th internship class.


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Jan 14, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

Small business owners often ask Jonny Price, Senior Director of Kiva Zip, why they should crowdfund 0% interest loans on Kiva Zip, rather than raising capital on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. To learn how he responds, read more here. Continue Reading >>
Dec 16, 2015 KV Kiva HQ


A little over three years ago, Chris Akin and his twin brother Doug founded The Base Project, a New York based social enterprise that creates jobs for artisans in the developing world and reinvests a portion of the profits for the development of community farms, scholarships and health funds in countries like Namibia and Syria. Read more about their story here. 

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Dec 14, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

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Nov 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

This post is the second of a 3 part series highlighting some of the innovative loans that the Kiva community has helped us test and scale.

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