Mar 31, 2009 KV Kiva HQ

In 10 days we're holding the first open event for Kiva Developers!  Nothing too formal, we're just opening up the Kiva offices for friends and developers to meet-up, chat, and hang out.  We'll have drinks and snacks on hand, all starting at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 9:

http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/2295671/

It would be great to have people showing off and taking about the applications they've been building, so if you're in the area, please drop by! It's a great chance to collaborate with others and hear from folks in person who've been using your apps....

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Mar 26, 2009

Is Braudelina Florentino the oldest entrepreneur on Kiva? She's 83 and has a home candy business! Continue Reading >>


Mar 25, 2009

Kiva staff are just as addicted to the stories on Kiva as lenders are, and love to email around some of their favorite entrepreneur stories to the office. Today's favorites:Khean TolLeonel Sicay Raxtun: Continue Reading >>


Mar 25, 2009

Matt, Premal and Bennett are in London this week for the Skoll World Forum and they've decided to host a Kiva awareness party!! 
Come join them this Friday night at 8pm at the Aragon House to help celebrate!  Please help spread the word to friends and family in the area and see here for more event details.  
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Mar 20, 2009
By Anonymous

As a Kiva fan who happens to live ten blocks from the office in San Francisco, I've had the pleasure of volunteering with Kiva's Customer Service team for the past few months through Kiva's in-office internship program.In this role, I correspond with lenders all over the world, and I've often found myself curious about the geographic breakdown of Kiva's lenders, so I spent some time reviewing our reach this week and thought I'd share what I found.Given Kiva's roots in California, it was no surprise to me that lenders in the U.S. still generate the large majority of the transactions on the... Continue Reading >>


Mar 19, 2009

Kiva was recently featured in the UB Post, a Mongolian national independent English weekly newspaper. It's an interesting article about Kiva's partnership with Xac Bank, and it's also cool to see Kiva in Mongolian press!Check out the article here. Continue Reading >>


Mar 19, 2009

Yesterday we released a new version of Kiva. Here's what we updated:
  • Video Journals - It's now possible to get a video update of an entrepreneur you've supported.
  • Fixed the "Reloan" button on "My Portfolio"
  • Updates to our API
  • Lots and lots of fun back-end fixes!
Look for another update in two weeks.
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Mar 19, 2009

The Kiva co-sponsored Microfinance, CA conference is fast approaching, don’t forget to check it out and get your tickets early!

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Mar 18, 2009

I have been informed that short posts are best. Click here for the program.For my part, I am very excited about the program. If you are not interested in the internship, but feel you can help Kiva IT in some way, please contact rich -a-t- kiva -d-o-t- org. Thanks. Continue Reading >>


Mar 18, 2009
By Anonymous

Hey Kiva Lenders – Just wanted to let everyone know that we have graduated the first Filipino MFI partner – Community Economic Ventures Inc. (CEVI) – from “Pilot” to “Active” status. In just 4 short months, they have completed a rigorous Pilot process and now represents our first “Active” partner in Philippines. Kudos goes to CEVI's staff, our Partner Development Specialist Rico... Continue Reading >>


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