Dec 12, 2007

Tune in to The Today Show tomorrow, Thursday December 13, to see Kiva.org - again!!!The segment will air nationwide at 8:46am in each local timezone.The segment will include footage from John Larson's recent trip to Africa, so be sure to tell everyone you know to tune in because it's really going to bring Kiva Entrepreneurs to life right before your eyes!!We feel incredibly grateful to be receiving such great press especially right before the holidays, because we're able to really show all of our Field Partners around the world how generous Kiva Lenders are - and we're getting all the loans... Continue Reading >>


Dec 7, 2007

Don't you think Kiva.org can help make the world a better place?If so, then vote for Kiva.org in the the 1st Annual Tech Crunchy Awards.To Vote:1. Go to http://vote.crunchies.techcrunch.com/At the bottom of the page find the category "Most likely to make theworld a better place"2. Type in: www.kiva.org and click on "Proceed" and then "Confirm"Cast your vote before Dec 12th midnight PSTWhat are you waiting for???? Continue Reading >>


Dec 5, 2007

Make sure you tune in to "Business Nation" on CNBC tonight, to see a feature length piece about Kiva.org featuring correspondent John Larson (www.kiva.org/lender/john2481) who actually went to Africa to find the entrepreneurs he loaned to!!!! The footage is absolutely mindblowing and you'll definitely be disappointed if you miss it!"Business Nation" airs at 9pm Eastern time nationwide (6pm Pacific), but be sure to check your local listings.This is definitely going to be some tv worth gathering your friends around to watch together. Continue Reading >>


Dec 2, 2007
By Anonymous

About 2.5 months ago, Chelsa and I traveled to Tanzania to visit one of Kiva's current partners, YOSEFO (Youth Self Employment Foundation), learn more about the local microfinance sector, and explore new partnerships with microfinance institutions working to alleviate poverty. One of our first stops was the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) where we met with FSDT's charismatic director, Ian Robinson, and FSDT technical manager Sosthenes Kewe. FSDT is a collective undertaking of the Canadian, Danish,... Continue Reading >>


Nov 7, 2007

Philadelphia Friends of Kiva.org are hosting a BOWL OFF at Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes !We're one week away from a fundraiser you won't forget!

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Nov 6, 2007

The 2007 Global Telesummit "A Brand You World" is launching November 8th to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Personal Branding.A Brand You World has partnered with Kiva.org and there will be interviews with Kiva community members - including staff and lenders. Join in the free 12 hour event, visit the website to learn more. Continue Reading >>


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 !
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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 >>


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