Oct 31, 2007

Dear Kiva Lenders:Just one year ago the Kiva staff (there were fewer of us then!) were gathered in our one-room office in an old warehouse-turned-office-space in the Mission District of San Francisco. Some of us were in Halloween costumes, all of us were excited for a big day in Kiva history.One year ago today Frontline/WORLD first aired the program "Uganda: A Little Goes A Long Way" on PBS. The first airing was at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific, and we all stood around our engineers who watched for our traffic numbers to increase. Our total loan portfolio at that time was approximately $400k,... Continue Reading >>


Oct 31, 2007

Philadelphia Friends of Kiva.org are hosting a BOWL OFF at Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes !
Location & Time:
Lucky Strike Lanes
1336 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19022 (Center City)
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Oct 22, 2007

The Kiva Staff will be in Washington DC for the SEEP conference (www.seepnetwork.org).Naturally, we decided to host a social event to meet the KIVA supporters in the Washington, DC area!!Please join us and the rest of the Kiva Family (Volunteers, Fellows, Lenders and Supporters) for a happy hour social mixer!The happy hour will be on 10/24 at 6:00pm at McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon in Foggy Bottom.McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon2401 Pennsylvania AvenueWashington DC 20037http://www.mcfaddensdc.com/directions.phpMetro Station: Foggy Bottom Continue Reading >>


Oct 22, 2007

Don't forget to vote for Matt and Jessica Flannery for CNN Heroes: Viewer's Choice. Matt and Jessica were profiled by CNN Heroes for founding Kiva.org. Watch the video here.Voting closes Monday 10/29 at 12pm ET. Continue Reading >>


Oct 18, 2007

President Clinton spoke about Kiva.org at Google's Zeitgeist event last week!Transcript:15:45Question:There's one problem which is engineering the right kind of interventions, both public and private sector interventions, to do something about global poverty and similar challenges. But the other question is building enough of a sense of connection between people who view themselves as different so that you can have a moral consensus to actually take action. So.. what are some of the most exciting or effective strategies that you've experienced that... Continue Reading >>


Oct 17, 2007

Matt Flannery, Kiva.org CEO, has been announced one of Smithsonian magazine's "37 Under 36: America's Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences".Congratulations Matt! Continue Reading >>


Oct 16, 2007

The cast of The Young and the Restless will be performing "The Trial of the Catonsville 9" at The Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs, CA on January 19, 2008, and all proceeds will be donated to Kiva.org!The event is being organized by renowned actress Judith Chapman, who will also be performing in the production. Other cast members include daytime stars Christian LeBlanc, Michelle Stafford, Kristoff St. John and more!To learn more about the event, and purchase tickets, click here. Continue Reading >>


Oct 15, 2007
By Anonymous

GuatemalaLas zonas urbanos y rurales
Hi all!Today was one of those incredible days that I feel so completely grateful to be working with Kiva. Here a few of my experiences...Un dia con FAPE...I awake with a jump to the alarm clock ringing in my ear. 5:30 am in Guatemala City and its time to start the day. I throw on my running shoes and hit the streets for my morning exercise. If I don't do it now, it simply doesn't get done. I weave through the streets of this immense city, dodging early morning traffic and... Continue Reading >>


Oct 13, 2007

Saludos desde Guatemala!I'm now arrived in Guatemala City, and thought I'd give a little update on the final days in Nicaragua to those who have been following the adventures. Given the positive feedback on the photo documentary format, I'm going to stick with that for now..... Heres a little snapshot of the past week....Pictured here is a Prisma borrower in Managua who prints t-shirts to supplement his primary income streams. His workshop is completely facinating~ a 2 story establishment complete with a graphic design studio, a hamburger shop (in-the-making..), office area, packing room... Continue Reading >>


Oct 13, 2007

The Kiva Staff will be in Washington DC for the SEEP conference (www.seepnetwork.org).Naturally, we decided to host a social event to meet the KIVA supporters in the Washington, DC area!!Please join us and the rest of the Kiva Family (Volunteers, Fellows, Lenders and Supporters) for a happy hour social mixer!The happy hour will be on 10/24 at 6:00pm at McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon in Foggy Bottom.McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon2401 Pennsylvania AvenueWashington DC 20037http://www.mcfaddensdc.com/directions.phpMetro Station: Foggy Bottom Continue Reading >>


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