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 >>


Apr 23, 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 20, 2007

Kiva.org is proud to announce our first partnership in Indonesia, with MBK:

"Mitra Bisnis Keluarga" (MBK) stands for "Family Business Partners". MBK is a non-bank financial company (NBFC) regulated by the Ministry of Finance and with a venture capital license issued in November 2006. Using the classic Grameen Bank methodology, MBK provides working capital to low-income households in Indonesia in order to raise their family incomes and living standards.

MBK took over the microfinance activities of Ganesha Microfinance Foundation, which operated from 2003 to 2006. During this period...

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Apr 18, 2007

Kiva.org is proud to announce our first partnership in Togo with HELP Africa:

Humanitarian Efforts to Lessen Poverty in Africa ( HELP Africa ) was founded in 2000 to further socio-economic development and human capacity building in key areas of Africa. HELP Africa is also legally registered in Togo, is a US 501-c-3 organization and is also registered in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Benin .

HELP Africa's mission is to serve as a catalyst for social change and social entrepreneurship at the local level in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is particularly focused on supporting dignity and...

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Apr 16, 2007

Congratulations Kiva Lenders! On Friday you crossed the $5 million loaned mark - and we're still rolling! At this rate we'll reach our 2007 goal of $10m early.Don't forget to log in to Second Life today for our weekly 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 13, 2007

If you live in the San Francisco area tune in to ABC7 News tonight at 5:00pm to watch a news story on Kiva.org! Premal Shah, Kiva.org President, will be explaining a little of the history of Kiva.org and how the program works, and there will even be an interview with a local Kiva Lender.If you haven't yet told everyone you know about Kiva.org, now's the time, before your friends start telling you! Continue Reading >>


Apr 12, 2007

That's right - the Kiva Community of users has now grown to 50,000!!! Add on the 7,700 entrepreneurs who've received loans through Kiva.org and suddenly we have a real global community of business partners.$25 might not seem like much, but when there are 50,000 of us joining together we suddenly become a powerful force enabling real opportunity in the lives of the working poor.Be empowered to change a life! Continue Reading >>


Apr 11, 2007

We are currently recruiting for the position Microfinance Partnerships Manager at the San Francisco office.Here's what we're looking for:

Microfinance Partnerships Manager San Francisco, CA – Downtown/Mission DistrictFull time with salary plus benefits.

As the newest member of Kiva’s Microfinance Partnerships team, you will be responsible for driving risk policy and product innovations that help scale our growth with microfinance institution (MFI) partners. You will also be responsible for monitoring Kiva’s entire portfolio risk.

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Apr 10, 2007

Tonight's Frontline/World program will rebroadcast the documentary "Uganda: A Little Goes A Long Way", which tells the story of Kiva.org and features Kiva Lenders and Entrepreneurs in San Francisco and Uganda.Last year this program virtually shut us down for four days as our server completely fell over in the face of an unprecedented response from Frontline/World viewers. In fact, the response was so overwhelming that the Frontline/World Editors commented on the response on their website.Well, this time we're ready! Our servers are fortified and our Field Partners have been gearing up in... Continue Reading >>


Apr 9, 2007

Kiva.org Community and Operations Manager, Fiona Ramsey, will be at the Kiva Virtual Office today at noon PDT to answer your questions about Kiva.org.To get to the Kiva Virtual Office use this SLURL once you're in Second Life: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Merricks%20Landing%202/106/165/24 Continue Reading >>


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