Dec 16, 2009

Don't miss the opportunity to purchase a 2010 Kiva Calendar! If you would like your calendar to arrive in time for the holidays, it is recommended to submit your order soon. The calendars are available for purchase individually ($5 per calendar) or as discounted 5-packs ($14).The Kiva Calendar is fully designed and created by the KivaFriends community. This year's Kiva calendar features images of Kiva entrepreneurs from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Each month has a photo and... Continue Reading >>

Dec 15, 2009

Kiva Gift Certificates are one of the most unique holiday gifts you can give. They're perfect for family, friends, and coworkers. And a Kiva Gift is a great last minute gift idea for those far way.
Starting at $25, Kiva gift certificates allow the recipient to make their own loans to entrepreneurs around the world and help alleviate poverty. Your recipient chooses the loans, receives repayments, and can choose to lend again and again! It is a one-of-a-kind gift that keeps on giving.Spread the holiday spirit this season with...
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Dec 13, 2009

Hello Kiva World --I wanted to share with you all some exciting new content that is now appearing on the Kiva site. Through the extraordinary work of the organization and KF9 Fellow Agnes Chu, SPBD is & will be including individual social metric data on many of the borrowers they are posting to Kiva. SPBD actually collects 30 different data points on their client’s social situation and through the work of Agnes some of this data will now be available to Kiva... Continue Reading >>

Dec 11, 2009

Looking for a gift to give to friends to celebrate a special occasion or the holidays? Visit Facebook’s Gift Shop and give Kiva’s virtual piggy bank to your Facebook friends!
Your purchase will help support Kiva’s mission to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.... Continue Reading >>

Dec 10, 2009

Support Resort, an outsourced web development and customer support provider, has launched a campaign in which the company will match up to $15,000 in loans made through its Kiva lending team.
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Dec 9, 2009

Just a friendly reminder that the Tongal "How Kiva Works" $10,000 video contest deadline is fast approaching. Be sure to submit your video before December 16th. For more information, click here. Continue Reading >>

Dec 9, 2009

Dear Kiva Lenders:We noticed, following some recent stories in the press about philanthropy and Kiva, that some Kiva Lenders may have incorrect assumptions and some misunderstandings about Kiva.In the spirit of clarity, we want to state a few facts:1. The borrowers listed on Kiva are real people.Over 267,000 people have received a loan through Kiva. These are real people, and their picture, name and location are listed with their loan request (when privacy considerations permit). In many cases these people are in remote places, and much effort has been taken to ensure they are... Continue Reading >>

Dec 3, 2009

Mary Jaksch from Goodlife Zen and Arvind Devalia from Make it Happen are hosting the "Blog with Heart" Challenge in order to harness the combined power of blogs to help Kiva. It is a wonderful way for bloggers and blog readers to join Kiva's global lending community, which lends to entrepreneurs around the world in an effort to alleviate poverty.
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Dec 3, 2009

As part of its California Partnership initiative, Chevron Corporation has awarded a one-year $500,000 grant to Kiva to assist with operational needs across the organization. The primary use of the grant will be to expand and improve the Kiva platform to economically empower individuals in the U.S. and around the world. The partnership came about through mutual participation in the 2009 Women’s Conference where Chevron pledged to match $100,000 in Kiva loans. The partnership has since grown into a grant that will enable Kiva to make much needed investments in engineering and microfinance... Continue Reading >>