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 >>


Oct 9, 2007

Hi All!Michelle from the Latin America team again.As I'm with poor connectivity, and have had little time to write, I figured I'd upload a few pictures while I get it together to put some of my experiences into words. I hope you enjoy them!Me with the staff of our newest partner in Nicaragua, CEPRODEL. These are the field staff that came into Managua from across the country to be trained on how to use the Kiva website, and they will begin to upload client profiles to the site over the next few weeks. Thats me on the far left, middle row!Pictured here are the community leader (in the back),... Continue Reading >>


Oct 8, 2007
By Anonymous

Greetings All!Michelle Kreger from the Kiva Partnerships Team here. I'm writing from Central America, where I've spent the past week at the Inter-American Development Bank Conference on Microenterprise in San Salvador. I'll be blogging on and off for the next few weeks as I travel through Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador for Kiva. Here we go....San Salvador, El SalvadorWatching the sun set outside the right side of the plane I prepare myself once again for a few weeks in the field. The destination this... Continue Reading >>


Oct 2, 2007

You might remember seeing Matt and Jessica Flannery profiled on CNN: Heroes back in May of this year. CNN will also be honoring heroes during a live, global broadcast in December, and are now taking votes for the Viewers Choice . Make your vote here! Continue Reading >>


Sep 28, 2007

President Clinton told the world about Kiva.org yesterday on both FOX News and MSNBC! Click on the links to watch the videos. Continue Reading >>


Sep 26, 2007

Michael Roston, blogging to the Huffington Post from the Clinton Global Initiative, asks if we care as much about Brad Pitt's "Make it Right" project as we do "the use of micro-loans through Kiva.org to offer up seed capital and help the world's poor?"Kiva.org president Premal Shah is currently attending the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Continue Reading >>


Sep 20, 2007

Kiva.org was today announced a winner of the World Summit Award 2007 for the category "e-Business".The World Summit Award Grand Jury 2007 met on the island of Brijuni from September 1-7 bringing together eminent multimedia and e-Content experts from 32 countries. The Jury evaluated 650 entries which were nominated from 160 experts from 32 countries. The Jury selected the five most outstanding products in each of the eight WSA Categories as Winners.The official public announment and celebration of the Winners will take place at the WSA 2007 Gala on November 5, 2007 at Fondazione Giogio Cini... Continue Reading >>


Sep 18, 2007

Kiva.org was today named one of 25 innovators from around the world to be honored by this year’s The Tech Museum Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity. Sponsored by The Tech Museum of Innovation, one of the country’s premier science and technology museums, and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum Awards honor individuals who are applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change.Established in 2001, The Tech Museum Awards recognize 25 Laureates in five categories: Education, Equality, Environment, Economic Development and Health. These 25 Laureates have... Continue Reading >>


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