Jan 7, 2008

Kiva has been nominated for "Most likely to make the world a better place" in the 2007 Crunchies, a collaboration project between GigaOm, Read/WriteWeb, VentureBeat and TechCrunch which recognizes the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year.Vote for Kiva here! (We're in great company.) Continue Reading >>

Jan 4, 2008

The situation unfolding in Kenya has received a lot of press attention lately, and for good reason (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7172103.stm).

We have reached out to our local microfinance (MFI) partners in Kenya (see http://www.kiva.org/about/partners/). The situation on the ground appears to vary widely from community to community. However, one consistent report is that business is not operating as usual; most MFI operations have been interrupted or stopped altogether in the last week, whether due to imminent...

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Dec 31, 2007
By Anonymous

As many readers will know, Zopa Uk is a thriving p2p lending marketplace that's pioneering social lending in the UK. Zopa Italy (a franchisee of Zopa Uk) opened on November 14th, 2007. Today marks the midpoint of a generous campaign that Zopa Italy is doing to grow their community of lenders and borrowers, and to help Kiva.org entrepreneurs at the same time. Between December 15th and January 15th, they're... Continue Reading >>

Dec 26, 2007

Kiva.org will really be appearing on The Today Show tomorrow, December 27, between 8am and 9am in each local timezone (exact airing time not known.)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!!Happy Holidays! Continue Reading >>

Dec 18, 2007

Tune in to The Star Jones Show today to see a live interview with Kiva.org Co-Founder, Jessica Flannery. The show is live at 3pm Eastern, 12 noon Pacific (and everything in between) on Court TV. Jessica will be on later in the show, around 12:40pm, along with a local NY lender, showing Star how to use Kiva.org!Let's see if Star doesn't become a Kiva Lender! Continue Reading >>

Dec 14, 2007

Aqroinvest is one of Kiva's dynamic partners in Azerbaijan originally founded in 2001 by 32 farmers and catering to low-income people and union members through microfinance. The organization has grown exponentially since its beginning to serve more clients throughout Azerbaijan (for example, the organization's outstanding loan portfolio was about $350,000 with 156 borrowers at the end of 2003 and was over $1.3 million in outstanding portfolio with almost 750 borrowers last month). Aqroinvest is a credit union, a member of the local microfinance network called the Azerbaijan Microfinance... Continue Reading >>

Dec 14, 2007

If you tuned in yesterday morning to watch Kiva on the Today Show - we're sorry!! Unfortunately our story was bumped due to some other stories taking higher priority - but we're hoping it'll be scheduled back in the programming soon. Once we find out when it will be broadcast we'll let you all know again (and cross our fingers and toes this time!)In the meantime, CNBC's Business Nation will be re-broadcasting the Kiva segment this Sunday night. The program times remain the same, 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific and everything in between. If you missed the show last week make sure you tune in... Continue Reading >>

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 >>