Aug 30, 2010 KV Kiva HQ

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -Anne Frank Continue Reading >>


Aug 25, 2010

The First Annual Run4Kiva is being held this Sunday, August 29, at Prospect Park in Brookyln, New York. Come join the Kiva New York lending team along with the Brooklyn Road Runners Club as they raise funds for Kiva loans. Not in the New York area? You can still be a part of this event by signing up to be a... Continue Reading >>


Aug 23, 2010 KV Kiva HQ

"Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light." -Norman B. Rice Continue Reading >>


Aug 23, 2010 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva partner Emprender in Bolivia recently held a contest between its 13 branch offices to see who could design the best Kiva mural. The contest was intended to promote Kiva loans (which Emprender offers at a lower interest rate than its other products) and create a sense of community among Kiva borrowers. Emprender staff believe that promoting and sharing Kiva profiles will make future Kiva clients feel more comfortable getting their pictures taken in their businesses.First prize was an all-agency dinner, and each agency will...
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Aug 18, 2010

On August 21, Keara Haldeman, a teen from Menlo Park, California, will be hosting a birthday celebration for more than 100 friends as a way to raise money to provide loans to the world's poor through Kiva. The pool party will include typical teenager party favorite, such as tacos, sodas, and a DJ playing dance music, but instead of the extravagant outfits and presents, Keara has asked guests to donate between five and... Continue Reading >>


Aug 18, 2010 KV Kiva HQ

The recent flooding in Pakistan has been termed the worst natural disaster in country's history with 1,600 deaths and an estimated 20 million people -- one-ninth of the country's total population -- displaced by the flooding. Flooding began on July 22 in the mountainous northwest region of the country causing rivers to burst their banks and has causing destruction to one-quarter of the country's land area.Kiva currently supports borrowers in Pakistan through our field partner, Asasah. Asasah serves tens of thousands of borrowers through credit and other development services from Lahore in... Continue Reading >>


Aug 17, 2010 KV Kiva HQ

Welcome to the new Kiva Passport Series! Each month we will be featuring a new country to provide more insight into some of the remarkable places we work around the world.Map of AfghanistanPhoto Source: CIA The World Factbook
Capital: KabulOfficial Language(s): Dari (Farsi) and...
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Aug 17, 2010 KV Kiva HQ

We're excited to announce that Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, has committed to match $2 million in Kiva user donations over the next two years.
  • Omidyar Network Awards $5 Million Grant to Kiva to Spur Growth of Microfinance in Underserved Markets
This comes as part of Omidyar Network’s larger $5 million dollar investment in Kiva, which will be spent to further develop our technology and expand into new markets. Over the next two years, lenders will occasionally see notices during their checkout process saying that their donation is...
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Aug 16, 2010 KV Kiva HQ

By Amber Barger, KF12, Mongolia... Continue Reading >>


Aug 16, 2010 KV Kiva HQ

The following post comes from Rodrigue Hajjar, a Kiva lender and student from France who has designed a smartphone application based on Kiva. Check out this story and watch the video here. If you “Like” it on Facebook, it will count as a vote for him and a chance for him to meet the CEO Microsoft and present the project to him!
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