Oct 15, 2009

Here's what we've updated in the latest release of Kiva.org:
1 - Fixed issue where lenders were seeing a "Non-withdrawable" account message when trying to withdraw funds or purchase a gift certificate.
2 - Added Bios for the new Kiva Fellows Class (KF9)
3 - Fixed issue with the API failing when requesting some data about lenders' loans
4 - Replaced "My Transactions" with "My Credit"
5 - Added the ability for lenders to opt to have loan repayments automatically donated to Kiva
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Oct 13, 2009

Calling all New Yorkers! 

The Kiva...

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Oct 9, 2009

Hi everyone,Our cause on Facebook just entered in America's Giving Challenge, which gives us a chance to win $50,000!Please donate today: http://www.causes.com/donations/select_donation_method?cause_id=559To win, between now and November 7th we have to get the most donations to our cause (every person can donate once per day and have it count as a unique donation). We can also win daily awards of $1,000 and $500 if we can get the most people to donate in any 24-hour period. The great thing about this Challenge is that it doesn't matter how much you give, but instead how much you do to... Continue Reading >>


Oct 9, 2009

Here's our recording of the last Kiva Community Conference Call from September 28, 2009. Thanks to all who could attend!
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Oct 7, 2009

Congratulations!!The first Kiva Lending Team to reach $1,000,000 in loans is the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious!The team consists of almost 6,000 Kiva Lenders and together they have made 32,946 loans totaling $1,000,625.00 to Kiva Entrepreneurs ... Continue Reading >>


Oct 6, 2009

Come join Boston's first awareness event for Kiva on October 15, 5-9pm at Jose McIntyre's upstairs (160 Milk Street).  This event is open to all Kiva lenders and anyone who is interested in learning more.  We plan to get together, learn about Kiva, and have fun with the entertainment of Boston's hot DJ Mandiezel!
No donations or cover will be collected at the event - it's really all about having a good time and lending to Kiva with the...
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Oct 2, 2009 KV Kiva HQ

Guess what: we've just solved your client and employee holiday giving problem!!We know how it is - every year you want to give something to your clients and employees to let them know how much you appreciate their business and hard work, but it gets harder each year to find the right gift. You don't have time to hand-pick each gift, but you do want something that everyone will enjoy.The Kiva Gift Certificate is your solution!Kiva Gift Certificates can be as small as $25 each, and give your clients and employees the chance to make a life-changing loan to an entrepreneur that they choose. As... Continue Reading >>


Oct 2, 2009

It has been a devastating week for the Philippines. After Typhoon Ondoy (Tropical Storm Ketsana) caused devastating floods earlier this week, the area is now being threatened by Typhoon Parma.Kiva is sharing messages from our Field Partners in the affected areas as we receive them. Today we received a message from Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI), who have many clients affected by the floods. At this stage we do not have details on the number of Kiva clients affected (all Kiva Field Partners work with clients funded by Kiva as well as clients funded by other sources.)ASKI have also sent... Continue Reading >>


Oct 2, 2009 KV Kiva HQ

Moody's Corpration, one of the world’s most respected and widely utilized sources for credit ratings, research and risk analysis, announced a new partnership to add it's credit risk expertise to Kiva. Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. The Moody's Foundation is a charitable foundation established by Moody's Corporation. The Corporation employs approximately 3,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 27 countries.Moody's is applying its... Continue Reading >>


Oct 2, 2009

Just last week Agnes Chu was at the Kiva HQ office in San Francisco, training to become a Kiva Fellow. After graduating from the training program, she prepared to begin her fellowship in Samoa, working with Kiva Fellow South Pacific Business Development (SPBD). The day before she flew to Samoa, a tsunami devastated the area she was flying to.Yesterday we received an update from SPBD on the situation they are experiencing. Today Agnes posted the first blog of her fellowship, to Kiva Stories from the Field, sharing the unexpected experience of her first days in Samoa:... Continue Reading >>


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