Jun 18, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
By Camille Ricketts
Kiva Insights Call: Q&A with Premal Shah


Last Thursday we hosted our first ever Kiva Insights call with President Premal Shah and super-lender, author and activist Bob Harris. We were thrilled that dozens of Kiva lenders and community members joined in to learn more about how Kiva is evolving to serve more borrowers -- and to ask important questions.

We were also excited to get several questions that made us think hard about Kiva's mission, why we do what we do, and what more we can be doing to help lenders get their dollars into the hands of the borrowers who need them most.

Below is a recording of the Q&A portion of the Insights call. Listen in to hear Shah and Harris address issues ranging from cause-based lending to non-MFI partners to loan expirations.



You can also check out the slide deck we presented during the call:



Thanks so much again for engaging with us. Together, we can help support millions more borrowers around the world.

Have questions? Send them our way at blog@kiva.org.

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Camille brings her passion for storytelling to Kiva, where she helps create and curate online content. A longtime journalist, she started her career reporting on arts and culture for the Wall Street Journal in London and New York. In 2008, she joined San Francisco-based blog VentureBeat, writing about  green technology, policy and finance. Most recently, she worked in public relations for electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors. Outside of work, Camille volunteers as a web designer for maternal health nonprofit Saving Mothers. She holds a B.A. in women's history from Stanford University, where she also served as editor in chief of The Stanford Daily.

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