Mar 3, 2008

NAU WAREHOUSE SALE in NYC this week: 3/6-9Nau is a new apparel company that integrates beauty, performance and sustainability while challenging conventional notions of what outdoor clothing can be. Even better, Nau is holding a 40-75% off shopping event 3/6-3/9 at 201 Mulberry St. in NYC to benefit Kiva (5% of every purchase will to Kiva!). Check out the products at Where and when:201 Mulberry St. NY NYThursday 3/6 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.Friday 3/7 from noon - 8 p.m.Saturday 3/8 from noon - 6 p.m. Continue Reading >>

Mar 2, 2008

Kiva / GOOD event 3/4 in NYCCome support Kiva in NYC on Tuesday, March 4 from 7-10pm @ Felissimo Townhouse 10 West 56 Street New York, NY 10019 RSVP and more info at With support from Design 21 and Etsy - Cocktails by 10 Cane Rum - Florals by Gardenia Organics - Sparkling Juice by Izze - Snacks by Clif Bar, FEED... Continue Reading >>

Feb 5, 2008

Microsoft Office Online has generously featured Kiva in its Finance Guide and throughout the Office Online site. We are grateful for this relationship - Microsoft has supported Kiva from the beginning. Check out more about this partnership on our Kiva Supporters page. Continue Reading >>

Feb 5, 2008

Many thanks to arthead sf and 111 Minna Gallery for holding a Silent Art Auction Fundraiser tonight to benefit Kiva!

The arthead SF contributing artists will auction off artwork to raise money for artists include: Beth Bojarski, John Casey, Micke Tong, Tiffany Schmierer, Noah Biel, Rene Gagnon, Alexis Mackenzie, Tony Guaraldi Brown, Sarah Spitler, Shawn Hardy, Christine Kelser, Godfrey Lim, Lucien Shapiro, Stacy Martin, Ellen Black, Rachelle Cohen and Debbie Horn. was created to bring readers the meaning behind the art....

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Jan 18, 2008

We're thrilled to announce that MySpace has named Kiva a Finalist for this month’s MySpace Impact Awards, in the category of Poverty Relief.In the upcoming weeks, MySpace users will select a winner from among the three nominees.Vote for Kiva today! Continue Reading >>

Jan 10, 2008

Reuters recently picked up a story published by IRIN, titled "UGANDA: More Kenyan displaced arriving at refugee centres."A man by the name of Danson Ng'ang'a was interviewed in the story. A past Kiva Fellow noticed the interview in the article, and suspected the man interviewed was a Kiva borrower he met in Kenya. Kiva has contacted the journalist, who confirmed that the identity of the man is indeed Kiva borrower Danson Ng'ang'a, a dairy farmer operating out of Malaba - Teso District, Kenya.We are glad to have been able to pass on information to Kiva Field Partner PEMCI of Danson's last... Continue Reading >>

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 (

We have reached out to our local microfinance (MFI) partners in Kenya (see 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 entrepreneurs at the same time. Between December 15th and January 15th, they're... Continue Reading >>

Dec 26, 2007 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 >>