Stories from Kiva Headquarters
Note: This blog post by Kiva Fellow Kati Mayfield (KF11, Chile) was reposted from the Kiva Fellows blog.
Things have settled down in Chile – somewhat. At least once a week there’s another strong “réplica”, or aftershock, from the February 27 earthquake, that gives people jelly-legs and sets off anxiety attacks. Buildings are being gutted and have their innards strewn on the sidewalks as they await...
Here are Kiva's Daily Quotes from this week. Enjoy!
Monday: "Our lives are measured not by what we have or take, but by what we give and the differences that we make." -Unknown
Tuesday: "We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men." -Herman Melville
Wednesday: "Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself." -George Bernard Shaw
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Seriously though, it's going to be loads of fun and we need a major turn-out to make this one worth it. We're thinking hundreds (or at least one hundred) so invite everyone you know - interesting lads and lasses will be in abundance and how much more...
21st Annual National Service-Learning Conference — Inspire. Imagine. Innovate!
Held March 24-27, 2010 in San Jose, California, this event celebrates service-learning as a force that spans cultural and national boundaries, builds communities, and strengthens young people.
The conference is the largest gathering of youth and practitioners involved in service-learning, drawing approximately 2,500 attendees from across the United States and many other countries each year. Through three days of general sessions, thought leader... Continue Reading >>
This is Matt Flannery, Co-Founder and CEO of Kiva.org.
I'm now writing my second message as a part of the ongoing online discussion on the topic of person-to-person connections and transparency as it relates to Kiva and online philanthropy. For anyone that hasn't been following along, here are some links to get you caught up:
The original post by David Roodman
And then today's article in the NYT by Stephanie Strom
To recap our history, we started in a village in Uganda in 2005, working with a local... Continue Reading >>
There will be a conference call portion of the summit, which will take place from...
Around 2pm today (Happy Halloween for those in the U.S.), Kiva hit a major milestone:
in loans raised
It's a wonderful accomplishment involving 584,189 Kiva Lenders in our first 4 years of operations. What's even more amazing to me is that it took over 1 year to raise our first $1 million . This year alone, we're on track to raise... Continue Reading >>