Oct 30, 2009 KV Kiva HQ

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.

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Oct 30, 2009

On September 29, 2009, an 8.3-magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami that claimed 184 lives in the Pacific Islands of Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga. It was the deadliest disaster in the history of Samoa – a country with a population of 188,000 – and a date that Samoans say “will live in the heart of Samoa forever.” Many of you have emailed Kiva, concerned about the particular person you have lent to. Please know it was very touching for those here in Samoa. It has been heartwarming and comforting to see so much support.
As a Kiva Fellow with South Pacific...
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Oct 30, 2009

Matt Flannery is currently sitting at #3 in the running for Huffington Post's Ultimate Game Changer! Vote for him now and lets help raise more awareness about Kiva's impact around the globe.
It's only one step to vote, click here.
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Oct 29, 2009 KV Kiva HQ

We are pleased to announce that on November 6th, 2009, Campus Kiva and High School Kiva will be pairing up to host the first annual Educational Community Web Summit. In addition to fantastic live guest speakers, including Kiva’s President, Premal Shah, and Jonathon Stalls, who is walking from Denver to Maine to support Kiva, we will be hearing from high school and college Kiva chapters nation-wide and microfinance...

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Oct 29, 2009 KV Kiva HQ

Here's what's new in the current release of Kiva!
  • Lots and lots of back-end fixes
  • Small gift certificate fixes
  • New Help Center email form/topics
  • Removed videos from the popularity sort algorithm
  • Withdrawal system improvements
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Oct 28, 2009

Please tune into our next community conference call!
When: The call is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th at 1 pm US Pacific time
Dial in US: 866-740-1260 Access Code: 6415483
Dial in (Outside US): +1 303-248-0285 Access Code: 6415483
We hope to hear you on the line!
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Oct 28, 2009 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva Gift Certificates are a fantastically innovative gift idea for the holidays. It's super easy to order personal Kiva Gift Certificates on our website by clicking here.In addition to personal gift certificates, we're excited to announce the launch of Kiva Holiday Gift Certificates for companies. This new offering streamlines large gift certificate orders for...
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Oct 27, 2009

Please join the Latin American portfolio team in welcoming another partner to the Kiva platform, the Fundación D-MIRO. D-MIRO works in the marginalized areas in and around Guayaquil, providing credit in the ever-expanding slums of Ecuador's 2nd largest city.To learn more about the great work they do, visit their field partner page, and also check out this blog written by Kiva Fellow Kimia Rafaat.Happy Lending! Continue Reading >>

Oct 26, 2009

Hello Kiva Community --I was alerted by this great initiative started by Kiva Lender Peter to help the Philippines - for every comment posted on his blogspot, he will lend $5 to a microfinance entrepreuenr in the Philippines via Kiva. As such, I wanted to invite everyone to visit his blogspot here and leave a comment before his October 31st deadline. Thank you so much for your support of the Philippines during this time of recovery!Darren MiaoSenior Portfolio Manager - Asia Pacific Region
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Oct 23, 2009 KV Kiva HQ
By Anonymous

Please join the portfolio team in welcoming Kiva's newest partner, the Caja Rural Señor de Luren, to the Kiva platform! Based in Ica, Peru, this new partner operates in a region whose infrastructure and economic foundations were largely destroyed after a major earthquake shook the region in August 2007. They are serving an area of great economic need with credit and savings services as residents look to rebuild their lives, homes and economic livelihoods.Caja Luren will be using their Kiva funding to pass on added savings to their borrowers in the form of reduced interest rates. To read more... Continue Reading >>