Nov 25, 2010 KV Kiva HQ
By Chelsa Bocci
Why We're Thankful
As Thanksgiving approaches here in San Francisco, we've been thinking of all the people in the world for whom we are thankful. Mostly, we're thankful for Kiva lenders, whose collective action to alleviate poverty day in and day out serves as a constant blessing for countless families around the world!

Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts, and we wish for you a happy, healthy holiday season. 




With the holidays approaching, we want to make sure that we help as many people as possible in 2010. That's why we're asking you to remember Kiva on your holiday gift list by sending a Kiva Card to a loved one. 

This year Kiva is excited to offer our 
best gift idea yet: a real, hold-in-your-hand Kiva Card!  These gifts make perfect stocking stuffers or present for friends and family, and they're great for any age. Best of all, shipping is FREE during the holidays! A $25 gift costs $25. 


Buy the perfect holiday gift today.  Supplies are limited, and going fast.



Happy Thanksgiving, 
The Kiva Team

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Chelsa was part of the founding team at Kiva in 2005 and was responsible early on for establishing Kiva's global Microfinance Partnerships program where she managed a great deal of relationships with Kiva's Field Partners, primarily in Africa, and oversaw Kiva's Microfinance Operations programs; Inventory Management and Kiva's expansive Fellows Program. Chelsa is currently responsible for leading Kiva's Marketing and Community teams, which includes Online Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Content Management, Community Engagement and Support. Prior to Kiva, Chelsa was a Corporate Recruiter and Immigration Specialist with Barclays Global Investors. She returned to the U.S. following a period of extensive world travel and work abroad; including Social Work with HIV-positive children in South Africa and tsunami relief efforts in Thailand and Indonesia. Chelsa received her B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and has completed certifications in Social Performance Management, Framework for Reporting/Analysis/Monitoring/ Evaluation (FRAME), Behavioral Interviewing/Talent Selection, Risk Management Strategies, and Human Resources Management.

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