Mar 30, 2010

Are you curious about this year's Microfinance USA Conference (May 20-21 in San Francisco, CA)? Check out the video below to learn more!Featured Speakers:Maria Shriver, First Lady of CaliforniaPremal Shah, President of KivaLeslie Kane, Vice President of Grameen AmericaBob Annibale, Global Director of Citi MicrofinanceRegistration Fees:General Admission - $275Student Admission - $50Click here to register here!Kiva Lender-Borrower Meet-Up:... Continue Reading >>


Mar 30, 2010

Hey Kiva Supporters! This Thursday, April 1st, one of Kiva's San Francisco-based entrepreneurs will host a Grand Re-Opening. Come out to support Just Awesome! The Board Game Store.When: 3:30pm – 7pmWhere: 320-328 West Portal AvenueSan Francisco, CA 94127What: Door prizes, game demos, free BBQ from The Dubliner Bar, drink specials, and more!
Just Awesome! The Board Game Store is a neighborhood store with...
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Mar 30, 2010

Christina Tierney is Kiva's Human Resources Manager. She's been with the organization since 2007 and recently had the opportunity to visit one of Kiva's Field Partners in Colombia, Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo. We've asked Christina to share her experiences with us here.
Where did you go, for how long and why?
I chose to travel to Colombia because I was curious how a country that was just emerging from years of chaos and oppression could benefit from microfinance. I stayed in Colombia for 2 weeks – one week for work and then one week for vacation. I...
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Mar 29, 2010

Join the Kiva New York Team for their next happy hour and bring friends! Kiva New York member Vin will once again be pledging his support to make the happy hour mean a whole lot more. Vin will make TWO new loans for every new attendee who is not a Kiva lender already!Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmLocation: Galway Hooker: 7 East 36th Street, New York, NYFor more event details, please click here. Thank you to the Kiva New York Team for their enthusiasm and for making a difference for entrepreneurs around the world! Continue Reading >>


Mar 26, 2010

The Yale Club of Southern California is hosting a discussion on the Microfinance Industry on Wednesday, April 28th in Los Angeles. Come join ...

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Mar 26, 2010

Here are Kiva's Daily Quotes from this week. Enjoy!Monday: "Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it." -Sudie BackTuesday: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo EmersonWednesday: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." -GandhiThursday: "The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to... Continue Reading >>


Mar 25, 2010

Saloni with Kiva President, Premal Shah

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Mar 23, 2010

Thousands converged from around the world in Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2010. The conference and festival highlighted music, film and emerging technologies from March 12-21 at different venues around town. The music festival alone attracted 1,800 visitors. Click here to check out videos of some of the performers, including Band of Horses and Broken Social Scene.
Kiva was also part of the mix of events:
  • Kiva Advisor Skylar Woodward presented at the SXSW Interactive panel "Will Kiva Kill Your Nonprofit?...
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Mar 18, 2010

Congratulations to the members of the Kiva Christians Lending Team for recently passing $1 million in loans!
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Mar 18, 2010

By Kevin Chaissan
Kiva Fellows 10th ClassJuhudi Kilimo, KenyaJuhudi Kilimo CFO: "Kevin, when you’re out in Litein, make sure you ear-tag at least one cow for our Micro Insurance program.Me: "Ummm yea, I may pass on that one, but I’ll think about it."Microfinance… To most people this word is synonymous with providing small loans to very low-income entrepreneurs. But microfinance is so much more than that. It... Continue Reading >>


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