Jul 14, 2014 KV Kiva HQ
By Aurora Lee
We did it! Amazing Million Dollar Match Day


The Kiva community helped make history on July 10 — more than 25,000 Kiva lenders sent $2.9 million to the field, helping make a difference in 56 countries!
 
$1 Million Match Day was made possible by a troupe of generous donors like Google, Grameen-Jameel and Richard Brindle, who matched loans to borrowers across Kiva and Kiva Zip. So for example, when a Kiva lender gave a $50 loan, it was matched and the Kiva borrower was $100 closer to their goal.
 
We’re so excited you created such a tremendous impact in a single day and we’re sending a HUGE heart-felt thank you to the Kiva community for coming together to make this amazing day possible! We’ve compiled some of our favorite comments from you on #MatchDay and couldn’t help but share them:






Thanks again for an inspiring day, we enjoyed it and we hope you did too!

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want to say how moved I am by what we are achieving through Kiva .... It's a joy to see a face half a world a way, and to help buy a cow or sow a field. This is the most positive of realpolotik. I'm going to try to get more people involved. thank you to those of you who make it work ... you give us a true gift.

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Aurora hails from New England and has a background in communications, systems management and economic development. She first realized her passion for nonprofits leveraging social media while working in web communications at MSF. She is incredibly excited to join the content team at Kiva and explore the juncture of technology and international development more thoroughly. She spent nearly a year working in Tanzania with students and was lucky enough to witness the spirit of small-scale entrepreneurship and how it impacts communities firsthand. She holds a BA from Princeton University where she concentrated in politics and was a member of the varsity swimming and diving team. Aurora is a long-suffering, occasionally jubilant, Arsenal fan and copes with being dog-less by volunteering at the SF SPCA.

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