Inkovations: Kiva Entepreneurs

Rebuilding Rwanda- Our Kiva Entrepreneur for April

Browsing our portfolio of borrowers on Kiva.org, the site we use to make our monthly ‘loans that change lives’, we were delighted to see that last month’s recipient Jeremie from Burundi was not only fully funded but has already...

Read More

Mucking in for Burundi - Our Kiva Loan for March

Our Kiva borrower this month is Jeremie from Burundi, who is seeking a loan of $4,975 (around £3963) in order to buy a substantial quantity of manure.

…Yes, you read that correctly.

Chicken manure to be precise.

It’s...

Read More

Sport for Sirnak - Meet our Kiva Entrepreneur for February

There are a lot of reasons to love Kiva.org, the organisation we use to make our monthly ‘loans that change lives.’

Aside from the obvious - that it’s a spectacular platform for enabling entrepreneurs without access to traditional banking systems to fulfil their potential- it is also an...

Read More

Meet Ana Estela - Our Kiva Borrower For January

Do you remember Amadeo De Jesús, the 66 year old beekeeper from El Salvador?

Back in February 2016 we helped to lend him $1,100 via Kiva.org, the site we use to make our monthly ‘loans that change lives’, in order to purchase more equipment and boxes to house his hives. (If you missed it, you can read his story

Read More

Merry Christmas! We're Donating Directly to Kiva in December

Just like many of our friends, colleagues and clients we won’t be sending Christmas cards from Inkspiller this year. Instead, we’re making a special donation directly to Kiva.org, the organisation we use to make our monthly ‘loans than change lives.’

In case you’ve missed our posts about them (where have you been?) Kiva’s mission is...

Read More

Subsistence in Uganda, Excess in the West: Our Kiva Entrepreneur for #GivingTuesday.

As you will probably have noticed by now (unless you’re new to our blog, in which case hello there, it’s lovely to meet you!) we use Kiva.org to make monthly ‘loans that change lives’ to entrepreneurs without access to traditional banking systems.

However, this month’s loan is a little bit special, as we are making it to take part in...

Read More

Bay Area Beauty- Meet Aurielle, Our Kiva Entrepreneur for October

The City of Oakland, California has long been home to a thriving African-American community, which has shaped black identity in the USA for decades.

However, whilst it remains one of the most ethnically diverse major cities in the country, that historically renowned African-American population has decreased by around 10% (over 10,000)...

Read More

Does Art Matter? Our Kiva Entrepreneur for September

The slashing of art lessons in schools, brutal cuts to arts funding, the number of creatives asked to work ‘for exposure’ or ‘for the love’ … our society certainly seems to question whether art really matters.

I began pondering the value of art as we made this month’s “loan that changes lives” to Tigran, an Armenian looking for a loan to...

Read More

Clean Water in Gaza- Our Kiva Loan for August

As readers in the UK will probably be aware, we’re having something of a heatwave at the moment (or at least, that was the case at the time of writing….we may well all be back in our cardigans by the end of the week).

The time-honoured British reaction to sunshine seems to be to use as much water as humanly possible. Sprinklers on the...

Read More

Investing in Women, Investing In Families: Meet July's Kiva Entrepreneur

Kiva.org, the site we use to make ‘loans that change lives’, has recently had a bit of an update- it looks great, is even easier to use and has new header sections for each borrower type, providing would-be lenders with even more compelling reasons to get involved.

Why do we mention this? Well, it’s not just to pat Kiva on the back for...

Read More

Page 1 of 2