Mar 19, 2009

Kiva was recently featured in the UB Post, a Mongolian national independent English weekly newspaper. It's an interesting article about Kiva's partnership with Xac Bank, and it's also cool to see Kiva in Mongolian press!Check out the article here. Continue Reading >>

Mar 19, 2009

Yesterday we released a new version of Kiva. Here's what we updated:
  • Video Journals - It's now possible to get a video update of an entrepreneur you've supported.
  • Fixed the "Reloan" button on "My Portfolio"
  • Updates to our API
  • Lots and lots of fun back-end fixes!
Look for another update in two weeks.
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Mar 19, 2009

The Kiva co-sponsored Microfinance, CA conference is fast approaching, don’t forget to check it out and get your tickets early!


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Mar 18, 2009

I have been informed that short posts are best. Click here for the program.For my part, I am very excited about the program. If you are not interested in the internship, but feel you can help Kiva IT in some way, please contact rich -a-t- kiva -d-o-t- org. Thanks. Continue Reading >>

Mar 18, 2009

Hey Kiva Lenders – Just wanted to let everyone know that we have graduated the first Filipino MFI partner – Community Economic Ventures Inc. (CEVI) – from “Pilot” to “Active” status. In just 4 short months, they have completed a rigorous Pilot process and now represents our first “Active” partner in Philippines. Kudos goes to CEVI's staff, our Partner Development Specialist Rico... Continue Reading >>

Mar 18, 2009

On this afternoon's Kiva Community Conference Call, we'll be discussing how Kiva deals with currency risk and some proposals about how to do this in the future. Click below to see the slide show, or follow along as we talk about it on the call. 
Community Call Currency Risk V1
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Mar 18, 2009

You know what they say, the way to a non-profit's heart is through their stomach!Huge thanks to KivaFriends for arranging some amazing pizza to be delivered to the Kiva office for lunch today! Looks like we all had an early lunch today - it's a quarter to noon and the pizza's already gone!!Thanks again KivaFriends! And we'll see you all on the Community Conference Call. Continue Reading >>

Mar 17, 2009

Just a friendly reminder that the Kiva Community Conference Call will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18th at 2pm PDT.You can use the following dial-in information to access the conference line:Dial In (U.S.): 866-740-1260Dial In (Outside U.S.): +1 303-248-0285Access Code: 6415483Thanks for joining us on the call! Continue Reading >>

Mar 6, 2009

Way back on Tuesday we pushed a new version of Kiva. Here's what we did:-Lots of behind the scenes tweaks (think accounting systems, tweaks to our volunteer translation software, some API stuff, etc)-We increased the loan limits for entrepreneurs in some countries (mostly Eastern Europe/Central Asia and the Middle East) from $1200 to $3000 reflecting the changing realities of microfinance in those regions. -We're also laying the groundwork to add more video content to Kiva! Continue Reading >>

Mar 4, 2009

The World Economic Forum has published its 2009 list of Young Global Leaders, which includes Premal Shah, Kiva's President.Congratulations Premal! Continue Reading >>