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"As we’ve strived to reach even more underserved communities, we recognized that we needed to sharpen our impact focus, clarify our destination, and find new ways to measure progress through a more comprehensive impact strategy."

"Kiva’s initiatives will improve the lives of over half a million women and refugees and expand critical partner network for greater financial inclusion."

Kiva & Coca-Cola Foundation announce partnership

8/20/23 — This Day Live featured Kiva's new partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation to scale support for entrepreneurs

Kiva CSR in Wall Street Journal

10/6/22 — Tess Murphy, Director of Strategic Partnerships, weighed in on how Kiva’s unique approach to employee engagement campaigns can help organizations stand out among employees

Manulife & Kiva join forces to open economic opportunity in Asia

10/13/23 — Manulife and Kiva are partnering to provide a financial boost to micro-entrepreneurs and underserved communities around the world.

Kiva announces global commitments for women & refugees

9/25/23 — Kiva announced two Commitments to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative 2023 Meeting, aligning focus on key impact populations for the nonprofit organization – women and refugees.

2023 Microfinance index proves validity of microloans positive impacts

10/22/23 — Improved quality of life, increased incomes, better resilience against economic shock—the results confirm the positive social impact of microfinance, with no better source for this information than the clients themselves

Kiva and USWNTPA partnership win HALO award

6/18/23 — The partners were awarded Gold for Best JEDI Initiative for their Leveling The Playing Field campaign to support women entrepreneurs in the U.S.

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Kiva featured in global Slack campaign

Slack featured real Kiva staff and borrowers in its global campaign, highlighting organizations making the impossible, achievable

Kiva’s Kathy Guis on the future of work

Authority Magazine sat down with the Vice President of Investments to discuss Kiva’s unique approach to remote and hybrid working environments

Kiva & USWNTPA partnership in SELF

Following their major victory for equality in sport earlier in the year, Women’s Soccer (USWNTPA) launched a partnership with Kiva to support BIPOC and women entrepreneurs across the country

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Kiva experts

Vishal Ghotge

Vishal is a product executive with over 20 years experience in building and shipping technology products. As CEO of Kiva, he brings a wealth of experience developing global fintech solutions and a passion for building mission-driven organizations using technology to drive impact at scale.

Kathy Guis

Kathy has over a decade of experience in the impact investments space at Kiva, overseeing investments in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. As the Vice President of Investments, Kathy leads the global team who deploys Kiva’s crowdfunded capital towards social enterprises and microfinance institutions around the world, working to maximize impact while mitigating risk.

Tess Murphy

As Kiva’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Tess has worked closely with organizations such as PepsiCo, Visa, IT Cosmetics, and more, to deliver impactful and mutually beneficial campaigns. From corporate social responsibility to employee engagement, Tess offers a fresh perspective on how organizations can reach their goals while simultaneously contributing to global good.

Don Carter

Don’s career spans more than three decades in HR service delivery, talent acquisition, and organizational development. As Executive Vice President of People & Places, he is leading Kiva through a remote-first evolution and provides a perspective that is both rooted in inclusion and centered on employee engagement.

Lev Plaves

With over 9 years of experience at Kiva and a history of working directly with refugees, Lev is passionate about refugee support and development and provides a unique perspective on the impact microfinance can make on the lives of people who are forcibly displaced.

Eli Cherner

Eli Cherner serves as the Director of Kiva’s US program and works to help financially excluded populations in the United States gain access to economic opportunity. With experience managing venture philanthropy for early-stage, high-impact social enterprises, Eli is a mission-driven professional committed to creating the most positive impact in the work he does.

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