Jun 21, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
By Jonny Price
Kiva Zip is launching in Oregon! And we want you to be there

Kiva Zip has now made loans in 35 states throughout America! And our next big launch will be in Portland, Oregon NEXT THURSDAY. We’re teaming up with Oregon’s First Lady Cylvia Hayes to roll out Kiva Zip as part of the state’s Prosperity Initiative, and we're so excited to have her support!

We’ll be celebrating the launch next Thursday afternoon, and if you're a Kiva Zip lender in Oregon, we would love for you to be there! Here are the details:

Date: Thursday, June 27
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Portland Lutheran School, 740 SE 182nd Ave, Portland, OR 97233

Afterward, we’ll head to Tom’s Pizza Place in Rockwood for an informal meet-and-greet with lenders, borrowers, trustees and Kiva fans.

We’re hoping to have over a dozen trustees and 20 borrowers in attendance, and we’d love to have as many lenders there as possible. So if you can, come show your support and get inspired by the passion and tenacity of the hard-working Oregonian entrepreneurs and small business owners that we’re serving with the Kiva Zip program.

To view a list of all currently fundraising Oregon entrepreneurs, click here.

And if you want more details on the event, don’t hesitate to email us at contactzip@kiva.org.



 

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Jonny first came to Kiva in 2009 as a volunteer on a 5-month externship from his management consulting firm Oliver Wyman. After 6 years at Oliver Wyman, first in London and then in San Francisco, he joined Kiva full-time in September 2011, to lead the Kiva Zip pilot project. Jonny is married to Ali, who he met at Kiva, and occasionally you may glimpse them cycling their tandem to work. He graduated with a BA in History from the University of Cambridge, where he represented his college at 14 sports (although 3 of these were table football, pool and chess).

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