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 >>
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.
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...Continue Reading >>
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.Continue Reading >>
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 >>
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 >>
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...Continue Reading >>
Today Kiva got a little closer to its mission of connecting people around the world for the sake of alleviating poverty. Starting today, lenders can make loans to microentrepreneurs in the US.
When Kiva first started, it focused on lending to entrepreneurs in Africa. In the last 4 years we have expanded to many more regions around the world, focusing in developing nations. However, our desire has always been to be a truly global organization, and to allow...Continue Reading >>