Dec 18, 2007

Tune in to The Star Jones Show today to see a live interview with 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!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 - 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 can help make the world a better place?If so, then vote for in the the 1st Annual Tech Crunchy Awards.To Vote:1. Go to the bottom of the page find the category "Most likely to make theworld a better place"2. Type in: 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 featuring correspondent John Larson ( 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 >>

Dec 2, 2007
By Anonymous

About 2.5 months ago, Chelsa and I traveled to Tanzania to visit one of Kiva's current partners, YOSEFO (Youth Self Employment Foundation), learn more about the local microfinance sector, and explore new partnerships with microfinance institutions working to alleviate poverty. One of our first stops was the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) where we met with FSDT's charismatic director, Ian Robinson, and FSDT technical manager Sosthenes Kewe. FSDT is a collective undertaking of the Canadian, Danish,... Continue Reading >>

Nov 7, 2007

Philadelphia Friends of are hosting a BOWL OFF at Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes !We're one week away from a fundraiser you won't forget!

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Nov 6, 2007

The 2007 Global Telesummit "A Brand You World" is launching November 8th to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Personal Branding.A Brand You World has partnered with and there will be interviews with Kiva community members - including staff and lenders. Join in the free 12 hour event, visit the website to learn more. Continue Reading >>

Oct 31, 2007

Dear Kiva Lenders:Just one year ago the Kiva staff (there were fewer of us then!) were gathered in our one-room office in an old warehouse-turned-office-space in the Mission District of San Francisco. Some of us were in Halloween costumes, all of us were excited for a big day in Kiva history.One year ago today Frontline/WORLD first aired the program "Uganda: A Little Goes A Long Way" on PBS. The first airing was at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific, and we all stood around our engineers who watched for our traffic numbers to increase. Our total loan portfolio at that time was approximately $400k,... Continue Reading >>