Sep 20, 2007 was today announced a winner of the World Summit Award 2007 for the category "e-Business".The World Summit Award Grand Jury 2007 met on the island of Brijuni from September 1-7 bringing together eminent multimedia and e-Content experts from 32 countries. The Jury evaluated 650 entries which were nominated from 160 experts from 32 countries. The Jury selected the five most outstanding products in each of the eight WSA Categories as Winners.The official public announment and celebration of the Winners will take place at the WSA 2007 Gala on November 5, 2007 at Fondazione Giogio Cini... Continue Reading >>

Sep 18, 2007 was today named one of 25 innovators from around the world to be honored by this year’s The Tech Museum Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity. Sponsored by The Tech Museum of Innovation, one of the country’s premier science and technology museums, and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum Awards honor individuals who are applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change.Established in 2001, The Tech Museum Awards recognize 25 Laureates in five categories: Education, Equality, Environment, Economic Development and Health. These 25 Laureates have... Continue Reading >>

Aug 16, 2007

On Friday, August 17th Kiva will be featured as the Charity of the Day on! is a new search engine that donates half its revenue to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it's powered by Yahoo!. Just go to, and be sure to enter Kiva as the charity you want to support. Continue Reading >>

Aug 15, 2007

The ten millionth dollar was loaned through today.Our 2007 cumulative loan volume goal was $10 million. Time for some new goals! Continue Reading >>

Jun 19, 2007

Listen to Matt Flannery, Premal Shah and Kiva Lender Bill Bass interviewed on "Here on Earth" today from 1pm to 2pm (Pacific).The show will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio, or listen online through WPR's Ideas Network here. Continue Reading >>

Jun 18, 2007

Here's some news about an upcoming PayPal upgrade that we want toshare with you!PayPal has a data center upgrade scheduled on June 18th from 8:30 PMuntil around 11:00 PM PDT. During this time, there will be a PayPalsystem-wide service interruption.The PayPal site will be unavailable and the majority of PayPalfeatures will not be functioning. For more details about this PayPal update select this link: this means for will be unable to process all loans and donations throughPayPal from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM PDT on Monday, June 18th.... Continue Reading >>

Jun 5, 2007 will be featured on ABC World News with Charles Gibson tonight. The story features our partner Al-Aman in Iraq, including interviews with Iraqi entrepreneurs and three Kiva Lenders.Be sure to tune in to in your local area, and tell your friends and family too!You can also read the online story here. Continue Reading >>

May 23, 2007

We're well overdue for a San Francisco Meetup, so, we thought we'd combine two great reasons to get together: welcoming Agents of Change to San Francisco and hanging out with the people that make happen - that includes you!!!!Agents of Change is a Canadian organization committed to fostering social involvement among youth and seeking sustainable solutions to global poverty and inequity. 26 members of Agents of Change are riding bikes (that's bicycles, not motorbikes!) from Vancouver, BC to Tijuana, Mexico to raise money for loans to Mexican entrepreneurs through Continue Reading >>

May 21, 2007

Congratulations! has received a $345,000 grant, to be distributed over 2 years, to fund's due diligence program.The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was established in 1930 "to help people help themselves through the practical applications of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations." To achieve the greatest impact, the Foundation targets its grants toward specific areas. These include: health; food systems and rural development; youth and education; and philanthropy and volunteerism. Within these areas, attention is given to... Continue Reading >>

May 17, 2007

We received an email today from the Chairman of our Field Partner in Iraq, Al Aman Center, which included a message to share with all Kiva Lenders:Once again on behalf of Al man and Krikuk people, I would like to express our profound appreciation to those individuals who are lending to make a difference in the life of poor people here in Iraq. These people went through wars and hardship, now they are free and all they want is push and a chance. Together I think we can help to give them this push for them to have normal life and hope. A push and a chance. Continue Reading >>