Kiva is back in Iraq!Please join me in welcoming Al-Thiqa Organization to the Kiva community! Founded in 2004, Al-Thiqa contributes to rebuilding Iraq's economy by providing transparent financial services to micro and small enterprises and low-income households in Iraq. Since its inception, the institution has disbursed more than 25,000 loans valued at over $62 million, making it one of the leading microfinance institutions in the country. We are thrilled to have Al-Thiqa on our platform and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with this institution.To learn more about Al-Thiqa,... Continue Reading >>
Hello Everyone,This is Matt Flannery, Co-Founder and CEO of Kiva.org.I'm now writing my second message as a part of the ongoing online discussion on the topic of person-to-person connections and transparency as it relates to Kiva and online philanthropy. For anyone that hasn't been following along, here are some links to get you caught up:The original post by David RoodmanMy replyAnd then today's article in the NYT by Stephanie Strom To recap our history, we started in a village in Uganda in 2005, working with a local pastor to disburse loans. The villagers had no other sources of capital,... Continue Reading >>
We want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who came out on Tuesday night to celebrate Kiva's 4th Birthday. The event was an incredible...Continue Reading >>
There will be a conference call portion of the summit, which will take place from...
We’re pleased to announce that Kiva’s President, Premal Shah, is teaming up with Yoovolution for a one-of-a kind event, the world’s largest professional and self development conference held entirely in a 3D virtual world. Together, we’re pushing the boundaries of online interaction and networking.
And, you’re invited to be a part of it!
This first ever event is open to the entire Kiva community and is not to be missed. You are on the...Continue Reading >>
Around 2pm today (Happy Halloween for those in the U.S.), Kiva hit a major milestone:$100,000,000 in loans raisedIt's a wonderful accomplishment involving 584,189 Kiva Lenders in our first 4 years of operations. What's even more amazing to me is that it took over 1 year to raise our first $1 million . This year alone, we're on track to raise nearly $60 million. On behalf... Continue Reading >>
Thanks to the support of our lenders, funders and Field Partners, Kiva continues to grow. If you want to be part of Kiva and help us along our mission to alleviate poverty through lending, then consider applying for one of the positions open at Kiva here.
Already have a job? Are you in school? Maybe you want to help out on the side? Kiva relies on hundreds of volunteers to help us fulfill our mission. Learn about our open volunteer opportunities here.Continue Reading >>