Jan 14, 2010

Kiva is a finalist in the Chase Community Giving contest and we need your vote to help us win $1 million in funding! Voting is open now and ends on January 22nd.
To vote for Kiva, visit http://bit.ly/8dcnwe. After adding the voting application on Facebook, you will be able to nominate "Kiva Microfunds."
Every day Kiva connects over 3,000 people with more than 700 low-income entrepreneurs around the world. To help us expand our reach and continue doing this, we need your vote on Facebook now!Winning the Chase... Continue Reading >>

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Jan 14, 2010

Please join us for the first Community Conference Call of 2010 on February 10th at 3 pm Pacific Time. This is an opportunity for you to call in and talk to Kiva staff directly!To join the call:Dial In (U.S.): 866-740-1260Dial In (Outside U.S.): +1 303-248-0285Enter Access Code: 6415483We hope to hear you on the line! Continue Reading >>

Jan 13, 2010

As you may have seen in the news, a terrible earthquake struck Haiti yesterday afternoon. The earthquake, 7.0 in magnitude, struck about 10 miles outside Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The devastation has been enormous, with many buildings destroyed and thousands of people presumed dead. This is the worst earthquake to hit Haiti in 200 years.Kiva currently supports borrowers in Haiti through our field partner, Esperanza International. Esperanza is based in the Dominican Republic, but has an office and provides loans in Haiti. About 1/3 of the loans Esperanza posts to Kiva are for borrowers... Continue Reading >>

Jan 13, 2010

Thank you to Intel for organizing the Small Things Challenge and raising awareness and funding for Kiva! The total impact of the challenge for Kiva was $209,828 in loans and donations and we appreciate this wonderful partnership with Intel to help alleviate poverty around the world.Check out Intel's Small Things Challenge Kiva lending team! Intel has rallied nearly 500 members who have made 2,314 loans with a collaborative impact of $157,600! Congratulations to everyone involved in this inspiring program. Continue Reading >>

Jan 12, 2010

Bob Harris, a writer from Los Angeles, became a Kiva lender in January 2009 and just made his 1,050th loan. We were honored to interview Bob to learn more about why he joined Kiva and what he enjoys most about the lending experience.1. How did you hear about Kiva?I first heard about Kiva after hearing Premal Shah (President of Kiva) speak at the Tides convention in San Francisco in 2008. At the time, I had just been hired by a luxury travel website to visit and write about some of the wealthiest hotels and restaurants all over the world. But in... Continue Reading >>

Jan 6, 2010

Kiva has made it to the final round of voting in Project 7’s Grand Giveaway! We have the opportunity to win $15,000 and Kiva is one of three organizations under the contest’s “Build the Future” category. You can vote for Kiva today by clicking here, entering your email address, and then clicking on the "Build" checkbox on the ballot. Voting ends on January 31st!... Continue Reading >>

Dec 28, 2009

We are delighted to squeeze in one more new country to the Kiva portfolio before 2009 comes to a close - Chile! Kiva's Latin America team has been working hard over the past few months to offer Kiva lenders the chance to support borrowers in Chile's nascent microfinance sector. To do this, we have teamed up with Fondo Esperanza, the only organization offering group loans to poor and low-income borrowers on a national scale. Fondo Esperanza's mission is “build development opportunities through the efficient provision of comprehensive microfinance services, in order to continually improve the... Continue Reading >>

Dec 23, 2009

Congratulations to Support Resort and their Lending Team ...
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Dec 22, 2009

We are looking for bloggers who want to help spread the word about Kiva! We will periodically send you Kiva news and updates that you can share on your blog.If you are interested in joining Kiva's blogger list, please email the following information to kivacommunity@gmail.com:NameEmail AddressBlog Name, URL, and SubjectTwitter NameOnce a quarter, we will post Kiva's blogger list to our blog as well as our other social media channels. We want to share with others how you are supporting Kiva!Thank you and we look... Continue Reading >>