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Kiva vs. Zidisha: Three Common Myths

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.03.2014 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Some time ago the President of Kiva, Premal Shah, posted a thoughtful response to my article Zidisha vs. Kiva Zip. (His comment was originally posted...

Milaap Adds Crowd Element to Sustainable Giving

Geoff Livingston | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Like traditional giving, what matters most is the organizer (nonprofit or NGO) and actual benefactor. If you believe in both, then give. Everything else is gravy.

Kiva Cofounder Jessica Jackley Shares 3 Startup Tips

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

Kiva cofounder Jessica Jackley enthuses about Silicon Valley being "an incredibly special pocket of the world" where "people have a great capacity to imagine new futures."

Filipino Entrepreneurs Share Stories of Typhoon Recovery

Jomay Liu | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Jomay Liu

It's been six months since Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, tore through the Philippines and displaced 4 million people.

How to Overcome the Geographic Handicap

Julia Kurnia | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

I've spent the past few weeks in Indonesia, one of the countries at the forefront of the developing world's internet revolution. I often work out o...

Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) ranked as Top 5 Kiva Zip Trustee

Kiva Zip | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

Mirza Tihic: Director of Program Support Services at IVMF The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) has been a trustee with Kiva Zip...

Entrepreneurship & Crowdfunding: An enabling tool for veterans with disabilities

Kiva Zip | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

Mirza Tihic: Director of Program Support Services at IVMF Two years ago, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) became a trustee wit...

A Shared Experience -- Could You Live On $1.50 a Day?

Justine Lucas | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Justine Lucas

Imagine having to choose between a .30 cent vaccine and a bowl of rice. What would you do: eat, or save your child? That may sound extreme, but it's a reality.

This Is Really Nice Of You, Gmail Creator

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact

The creator of Gmail is so determined to make a newbie microlending project more well known that he’s going to donate up to $100,000 for tweets and ...

Why I Founded Zidisha

Julia Kurnia | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

An idealistic 24-year-old, I'd been hired out of graduate school to manage overseas grants on behalf of the US government. This was my second year on the job and I already had a reputation as a maverick.

Zidisha vs. Kiva Zip

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Note: this article is authored by the founder of Zidisha. The information about Kiva Zip is taken from public sources, and does not necessarily expre...

FundWell - Kiva Zip's New Referral Partner

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

This blog post was written with the help of Chinwe Onyeagoro, Co-Founder & CEO of FundWell. Kiva Zip, a pilot program run by non-profit Kiva.org, pro...

Crowdfunding 101 for Entrepreneurs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

This concept has made the traditional method of trying to raise financing -- from wealthy individuals or big corporations like Warner Bros. -- on its ear. And that is a godsend for entrepreneurs!

Kiva Zip Gains Momentum in Los Angeles

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

By Matt Bastone, Kiva Fellow E. 1st St. Bridge, Los Angeles Kiva Zip is an innovative pilot program created by Kiva that uses mobile and electronic...

Join One Small School in Changing the World

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

By Dave Smith, 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Garden Spot Middle School, New Holland, PA In January of 2009 the "One Million Dollar Team" on Kiva....

Green Trustees: Loans to Help the Environment

Kiva Zip | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

By Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir, Kiva Fellow One of the essential parts of the Kiva Zip model is the Trustee. Trustees are the organizations or individua...

A Recipe for a Healthy Small Business

Kiva Zip | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

By Kendra Ott, Associate Director of Business Advising at Pacific Community Ventures, a Kiva Zip Trustee Entrepreneur Corey Rennell saw that a lot of...

Cultivating Youth Enterprises with Kiva Zip

Kiva Zip | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

This is a guest blog post by aManda Greene, Co-Director of Youth SEED, a Kiva Zip Trustee. The Bay Area has a rich tapestry of social innovation. The...

Kiva Zip & Small Farms Team Up to Bring You Better Food

Kiva Zip | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

"Kiva Zip is a new and extraordinary resource for farmers, and provides a unique opportunity for citizens around the world to support farmers working ...

Kiva Zip Kenya Reaches a New Milestone: 1,000 Life-Changing Loans

Kiva Zip | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

By Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir, Kiva Zip Fellow Earlier this month Kiva Zip celebrated a milestone of having disbursed its 1,000th loan to entrepreneurs...

The Office is Obsolete

Julia Kurnia | Posted 12.28.2013 | Technology
Julia Kurnia

37signals just produced an excellent video about the benefits of working remotely. As the world's first international online peer-to-peer microlendin...

SF Budget & Finance Committee passes Kiva Zip Resolution

Kiva Zip | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

This blog post is a continuation to San Francisco to vote on Resolution to become Kiva Zip Trustee from 10/07/2013. Pictured: The Kiva Zip team outs...

A Taste of Terror: Kenya's Westgate Attack

Kiva Zip | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

Pictured: Man performing Muslim prayers while waiting for the terrorist siege to end The media hype may be winding down but many of us here in Kenya...

The stuff heroes are made of

Julia Kurnia | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Here is a story that deserves to be shared. Sammy Kanja is a founding member of Zidisha's online microlending community in Kenya. He used his earl...

The superfood you've never heard of and how it's educating orphans

Kiva Zip | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

As I sank into the plush seat on the overnight bus toward the Kenyan coast for the first time, I let out a sigh of relief. Nairobi, aptly dubbed "Nair...