Jun 16, 2009 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva Ads is a nifty tool that allows you to customize ads to embed into your website.  For example, a woman's organization promoting health in Africa can now make ads to promote borrowers that align with their mission.  You can sort by gender, loan status, sector, and region:

Then you are given the code to a dynamic, rotating ad that sorts through entrepreneurs according to your criteria:

According to the developer, Rajat Mittal, the main audience...

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Jun 16, 2009

As part of Kiva's US pilot partnerships launching, Kiva was featured on ABC's "Good Morning America" and "World News with Charles Gibson!" If you missed these stories last week, make sure to check them out here!
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Jun 15, 2009

Kiva's first ever loans in Kyrgyzstan were posted today through our new partner, Mol Bulak. You can visit Mol Bulak's partner page to learn more about this great, socially-focused and highly motivated new partner. Keep an eye out for loans for additional entrepreneurs in the next few days. The loans include some interesting businesses, like a retirement home, an orphanage, and more. The new loans are funding quickly, so catch them while you can! Continue Reading >>


Jun 12, 2009

Remember to show your appreciation to the fathers in your life by purchasing a Kiva Gift Certificate!  It's easy, convenient, and they get to know they're supporting an entrepreneur with a dream somewhere around the world. 
So, it's time to shop for your father, husband, boyfriend, or any other special man in your life, so get started now!  And just for fun, learn more about how Father's Day came to be by clicking here and remember...
"Any man can be a Father, but it takes a special person to be called Dad." - Unknown
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Jun 12, 2009

A shout out to all those in the New York City area, don’t forget to join Kiva and ACCION on Monday evening, June 15th, for a bLENDer.  This party will be in celebration of this new partnership and Kiva’s recent expansion into microfinance markets in the developed world. We look forward to the day when money is flowing in all directions around the world through Kiva and we celebrate ACCION USA for helping to make...

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Jun 11, 2009 KV Kiva HQ

You've built it, now how can we get people using it? You may have seen the new App Gallery, which launched on Tuesday.   This is a good way for Kiva.org users to find useful tools.   And in just a few weeks, we'll be linking to the App Gallery from the homepage.   When we find a cool app, we tweet, facebook, and blog our hearts out.  But what else can Kiva do to support and advertise these great apps?  We'd love to hear your ideas.

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Jun 11, 2009

At Devex.com we publish news and analysis on current issues, organizations, and personalities in international development, and we are happy to let you know that the recently published article “Kiva Fellows Connect Online Lenders with Borrowers” highlights your organization's work.
You can find the full text at http://www.devex.com/articles/kiva-fellows-connect-online-lenders-with-borrowers.
We would like to encourage you to link to this site and distribute it to your friends and partners.
It is the mission of Devex (The...
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Jun 11, 2009

Kiva has just wrapped its press tour to announce the US pilot! We've had an incredible few days which included interviews on Good Morning America, ABC World News with Charles Gibson, the BBC, Marketplace, ABC Radio, FOXBusiness.com and many many more!!!!We've been incredibly excited to see the response on the website - we've had thousands of new lenders register and an exciting increase in loans funded. Here are some fun pics from our trip to New York:Good Morning America:XM Satellite Radio:Marketplace from American Public Media: Continue Reading >>


Jun 10, 2009

Woohoo! We just saw our segment on Good Morning America! Thanks to everyone who played a part in this - volunteers, fellows, employees, and especially our lenders! What an exciting time in Kiva history! Continue Reading >>


Jun 10, 2009

A few words from Maria Shriver....

"Some days you just wake up with a feeling. There’s no explaining it, you just know that this day will be different. Not sure how, but different.  In March of 2008, I had one of those days.   I was in San Francisco that morning, looking through some notes for an event I had in the afternoon. The Women’s Conference was getting ready to launch WE Invest, one of our programs...

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