-Lots of behind the scenes tweaks (think accounting systems, tweaks to our volunteer translation software, some API stuff, etc)
-We increased the loan limits for entrepreneurs in some countries (mostly Eastern Europe/Central Asia and the Middle East) from $1200 to $3000 reflecting the changing realities of microfinance in those regions.
-We're also laying the groundwork to add more video content to Kiva!
Gerard manages Kiva's Partner Product Team, working on tools for Kiva's Field Partners, staff and volunteers. His passion for social enterprise led him to Kiva in 2008 after a stint in Washington, DC working for First Book, a nonprofit organization that distributes new books to programs serving children from low-income households. Gerard graduated with a B.A. in History from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY and now lives in Oakland, CA.