May 17, 2010 KV Kiva HQ

This year's Microfinance USA Conference is only a couple days away!
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May 14, 2010

Here are Kiva's Daily Quotes from this week. Enjoy!Monday: "If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one."-Mother Teresa*Thank you to Facebook Fan, Jen Nimon-Toki, for sharing this quote.Tuesday: "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."-Winston ChurchillWednesday: "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success."-Henry... Continue Reading >>

May 12, 2010

Attention all Kiva lenders in the New York area. Kiva New York is hosting a yoga fundraiser series this summer starting May 15th and going until the...

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May 11, 2010

Jonathon Stalls will be passing through Saint Louis, Missouri next week on his KivaWalk...

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May 9, 2010

The next Kiva Fellows application deadline is coming (June 30th)! Training for this Kiva Fellows class will take place in October 2010.The Kiva Fellows Program offers individuals a rare opportunity to travel abroad and witness firsthand the impact and realities of microfinance, by working directly with a host microfinance institution (MFI). The Kiva Fellow is an unpaid, volunteer based position designed to increase Kiva's impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience. Past participants have found the fellowship to be a great first step in a career in microfinance or... Continue Reading >>

May 8, 2010

This year's Microfinance USA Conference is only a couple weeks away! It will take place on May 20-21 in San Francisco, CA. The conference will bring together investors, policymakers, social entrepreneurs, practitioners, small business owners, and curious individuals to explore how microfinance produces jobs, increases incomes, and creates opportunities to build stable and sustainable communities.Presented by: Opportunity Fund, Kiva, and the ACCION U.S. Network... Continue Reading >>

May 7, 2010

Here are Kiva's Daily Quotes from this week. Enjoy!Monday: "The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others."-Robert Baden-PowellTuesday: "With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable."-Thomas Foxwell BuxtonWednesday: "Do more than belong, participate. Do more than care, help. Do more than believe, practice..."-William Arthur WardThursday: "Do what you... Continue Reading >>

May 7, 2010

Charity Fashion Show, held at Stanford University, will be having their 2010 event on May 15th and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Kiva...

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May 4, 2010

We are thrilled to announce that Kiva has won a $1 million grant through the Sam's Club Giving Made Simple campaign. The campaign ran from April 8th to May 2nd with over 125,000 Sam’s Club members and associates placing votes for their favorite charities. For more information on the campaign, please click here.
Sharon Orlopp, SVP People, Sam's Club; Matt Flannery, Co-Founder & CEO, Kiva; Brian Cornell, CEO, Sam's Club
Thank you to everyone who supported Kiva throughout the campaign. We could not have won without... Continue Reading >>

May 3, 2010

Look no further! Kiva gift certificates are a wonderful option that your loved ones will surely enjoy.Starting at $25, a Kiva gift certificate allows your recipient to immediately start changing lives and lend to an entrepreneur in need.Email the certificate immediately or print it at home to create a meaningful gift in just moments, or send to a loved one far away. Honor the mothers in your life with this gift that keeps on giving! Continue Reading >>