Aug 7, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
By Camille Ricketts
Introducing Bonuses: Now it really pays to share Kiva!
Starting today, for every friend you successfully invite to Kiva, you earn a $25 bonus!

What's the catch? There isn't one! All you have to do is invite your friends to try out Kiva, and for every one who joins, we'll add a $25 bonus to your account to make a loan for free!

Double, triple or quadruple your impact by sharing the inspiration of lending on Kiva with new people!

When a friend you've invited signs up on, we'll send you an email letting you know you have 7 days to lend your $25 bonus before it expires. Use it or lose it, but you can still earn more!

For months, we've been giving away $25 free trial loans to new users trying out Kiva for the first time. Now bonuses let existing lenders get in on the act. But just like with free trials, supplies are limited, so get started inviting your friends today.

Have questions? You can learn more about bonuses at Or email us at

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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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