Kate Griesemer

As a California native, Kate is thrilled to be back in the Bay Area while interning with Kiva's marketing team. After leaving her hometown of Davis, CA, Kate studied for a year  in Germany before starting college in Washington state. In 2015, she graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and international studies. As an undergraduate, Kate spent several months as a field research intern with GRAVIS, an NGO in India. Her primary responsibility was to conduct an impact assessment of the organization's water security program, which involved dozens of interviews with women in India's Rajasthan Desert. Kate is excited to learn more about nonprofit strategy during her internship with Kiva, and to contribute to its mission of addressing global inequity through financial inclusion. 

Kiva Blog Updates

Jul 26, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

On summer days, the temperature in Al Hudaydah, Yemen often reaches 100 degrees by 9 in the morning, with barely a hint of a breeze coming off the bathwater-like Red Sea nearby. The scorching heat in this coastal city, and in much of the country, is all the more unbearable for the majority of Yemeni families who have to make do without electricity to power fans, lights or other essential devices.


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May 5, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

On this Mother’s Day, Kiva is celebrating the inspirational stories of entrepreneurial mothers, grandmothers and other guiding women from around the world. While their families, businesses, and geographic locations vary greatly, each story showcases the strength and resilience of these incredible mamas!

You can help us honor these women around the world by making a at matched loan to a mother (thanks to Pepsico Foundation) and helping them achieve their dreams to improve their families’ lives.

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May 1, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


This is the first in our series spotlighting small, independent businesses in the U.S. in celebration of National Small Business week. Show your love for #smallbiz by making a loan on Kiva Zip today and helping us flash fund $150,000 in loans this week!

On just about every Saturday from May through October, you can find Chancey and her husband Dennis at their stall under a banner that reads ‘Banana Manna’ in the Greenville, South Carolina farmer’s market. Chancey has been selling her acclaimed banana bread at the market for over 10 years, ever...
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