May 16, 2007

Are you going to be in New York this Friday, May 18th? Then support WEdia - and Kiva.org - at a guaranteed amazing time at Southpaw.WEdia is a non-profit media company committed to giving a voice to the world's poor and marginalized populations. They match professional media volunteers with relief organizations and other NGOs to document ignored, forgotten and under-reported stories.This summer, WEdia will send award-winning volunteer filmmakers to visit some of Kiva.org's partners in Central America to capture the stories of Kiva.org entrepreneurs on video. This will be very exciting to... Continue Reading >>


May 15, 2007

Kiva.org recently celebrated its second celebrity fundraiser last weekend at a sweet little soiree hosted at Entourage star Adrian Grenier's house. Kevin Connolly (Entourage) and Willie Garson (Sex and the City) were also present, along with some of the Kiva.org team and a crowd of fun people.The event was inspired by Grenier's book club that recently finished reading "The End of Poverty." Motivated to make a difference, they decided to throw a "Fund Rager" and raise money for Kiva.org.Thanks to everyone who went along and contributed to the donation which we are very grateful for. Most of... Continue Reading >>


May 14, 2007

If you haven't been following Agents of Change - you should be!Agents of Change are a Canadian non-profit group currently riding their way from Vancouver to Tijuana to raise money for Mexican entrepreneurs through Kiva.org.The 25 riders (and their support crew) will be arriving in San Francisco on Friday May 25th, where they''ll be joining the San Francisco Critical Mass ride to celebrate their arrival. After a much needed rest day they'll then be leading a mass ride through San Francisco on Sunday May 27th before joining the San Francisco Kiva Community at a get-together at Fell St. and... Continue Reading >>


May 11, 2007

Congratulations to the first Kiva Lenders to loan to Iraq!The first nine loans to Iraqi entrepreneurs have been posted to Kiva.org, and were all funded within hours! The Kiva Field Partner in Iraq has told us how excited they were to see the loans funded so quickly, and how encouraging it is for them to see the public showing such support for these small business owners.The Iraqi loans are the first on the Kiva.org website for which the identity of each borrower cannot be revealed. As the security situation in the location of these borrowers is extremely volatile, Kiva.org is ensuring that... Continue Reading >>


May 8, 2007

Please join us at one SF's hottest cocktail destinations to drink, chat, and be merry, while supporting Kiva.org!

Where: The Vessel 85 Campton Place, San FranciscoWhen: Tonight! Tuesday, May 8 at 6:00pmA $10 suggested donation will be going toward Kiva.org's operational costs.Come along, bring your friends and meet other Kiva.org fans and enthusiasts.See you there! Continue Reading >>


May 7, 2007

Kiva.org has just passed the $6 million mark (loaned) - and to celebrate we've released our new website design today. The differences are subtle, but we've added some navigational features and generally made the site look a little more snappy. Thanks to our designers for their focus on lines and white space!Enjoy! Continue Reading >>


May 2, 2007

We are incredibly saddened to receive news of the passing of Jedidah Waigwa (pictured above with Matt Flannery, September 2006) on Saturday, April 28th. Jedidah passed away after having a heart attack.As Executive Director of Women's Economic Empowerment Consort (WEEC), Jedidah was instrumental to establishing Kiva.org's partnership with WEEC - our first Kenyan Field Partner - in early 2006. Her professionalism, commitment and strong social mission were an asset to both WEEC and Kiva.org.Our thoughts are with Jedidah's family during this time, and the many people she affected in her life... Continue Reading >>


Apr 30, 2007

Join us in Second Life today at noon for a Kiva.org meet-up.To get to the Kiva Virtual Office use this SLURL once you're in Second Life: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Merricks%20Landing%202/106/165/24Thanks to Second Life's Linkz Marketing for building and supporting the Kiva Virtual Office. Continue Reading >>


Apr 27, 2007

If you you haven't already heard of them, Agents of Change are a Canadian non-profit cycling 2,000 miles from Vancouver, Canada to Tijuana, Mexico to raise money for Mexican entrepreneurs on Kiva.org. Currently there are 25 riders participating in the complete ride, with a support group of dozens.Agents of Change will be holding events as they pass through Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. To get more info or donate to Agents of Change, visit their website at www.agentsofchange.ca.Happy Cycling! Continue Reading >>


Apr 25, 2007

Join us for a Kiva.org Happy Hour in San Francisco!When: Tuesday, May 8Where: Vessel 85 Campton Place at Stockton St, Union SquareWhy: Because you want to meet other San Francisco Kiva Lenders, supporters and enthusiasts. And you want to meet some Kiva.org staff to find out who's behind all this. And we all love to have fun on a Tuesday night!There will be an optional donation of $10 at the door - all of which will be going to help pay the rent for Kiva.org's small Mission district office.See you there... Continue Reading >>


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