Mar 29, 2010

Join the Kiva New York Team for their next happy hour and bring friends! Kiva New York member Vin will once again be pledging his support to make the happy hour mean a whole lot more. Vin will make TWO new loans for every new attendee who is not a Kiva lender already!Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmLocation: Galway Hooker: 7 East 36th Street, New York, NYFor more event details, please click here. Thank you to the Kiva New York Team for their enthusiasm and for making a difference for entrepreneurs around the world! Continue Reading >>


Mar 26, 2010

The Yale Club of Southern California is hosting a discussion on the Microfinance Industry on Wednesday, April 28th in Los Angeles. Come join ...

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Mar 26, 2010

Here are Kiva's Daily Quotes from this week. Enjoy!Monday: "Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it." -Sudie BackTuesday: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo EmersonWednesday: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." -GandhiThursday: "The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to... Continue Reading >>


Mar 25, 2010

Saloni with Kiva President, Premal Shah

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Mar 23, 2010

Thousands converged from around the world in Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2010. The conference and festival highlighted music, film and emerging technologies from March 12-21 at different venues around town. The music festival alone attracted 1,800 visitors. Click here to check out videos of some of the performers, including Band of Horses and Broken Social Scene.
Kiva was also part of the mix of events:
  • Kiva Advisor Skylar Woodward presented at the SXSW Interactive panel "Will Kiva Kill Your Nonprofit?...
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Mar 18, 2010

Congratulations to the members of the Kiva Christians Lending Team for recently passing $1 million in loans!
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Mar 18, 2010

By Kevin Chaissan
Kiva Fellows 10th ClassJuhudi Kilimo, KenyaJuhudi Kilimo CFO: "Kevin, when you’re out in Litein, make sure you ear-tag at least one cow for our Micro Insurance program.Me: "Ummm yea, I may pass on that one, but I’ll think about it."Microfinance… To most people this word is synonymous with providing small loans to very low-income entrepreneurs. But microfinance is so much more than that. It... Continue Reading >>


Mar 17, 2010

CircusPop is kicking things off with Kiva by launching its own lending team – Team Penny Drop – and making a contribution for every token used on Penny Drop, a free social game on Facebook that encourages friends to work together to earn large discounts on products. To get involved, play Penny Drop on Facebook by clicking here. The promotion ends on Monday, March 22nd. 

Penny Drop will frequently update its players about the entrepreneurs it funds, aiming to not only raise capital for new loans, but also demonstrate to potential Kiva lenders how rewarding it is to follow the progress of... Continue Reading >>


Mar 17, 2010

Here are the recordings from our last two Community Conference Calls, which took place in January and February. Thanks to all who could attend!

January

February

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Mar 17, 2010

South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual music, film and interactive festival that attracts thousands to Austin, Texas each spring, hosted Kiva in its melange of activities offered from March 12-21. Skylar Woodward, Kiva Advisor, organized the panel discussion "Will Kiva Kill Your Nonprofit? Donations 2.0." Participants explored the definition of "Donations 2.0" and addressed the following questions:
  • Have social media and Web 2.0 fundamentally changed donors’ expectations about data availability?
  • What is Kiva, and how is their approach to online fundraising unique?
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