We are pleased to announce that on November 6th, 2009, Campus Kiva and High School Kiva will be pairing up to host the first annual Educational Community Web Summit. In addition to fantastic live guest speakers, including Kiva’s President, Premal Shah, and Jonathon Stalls, who is walking from Denver to Maine to support Kiva, we will be hearing from high school and college Kiva chapters nation-wide and microfinance...Continue Reading >>
Here's what's new in the current release of Kiva!
- Lots and lots of back-end fixes
- Small gift certificate fixes
- New Help Center email form/topics
- Removed videos from the popularity sort algorithm
- Withdrawal system improvements
Please tune into our next community conference call!
Please join the Latin American portfolio team in welcoming another partner to the Kiva platform, the Fundación D-MIRO. D-MIRO works in the marginalized areas in and around Guayaquil, providing credit in the ever-expanding slums of Ecuador's 2nd largest city.To learn more about the great work they do, visit their field partner page, and also check out this blog written by Kiva Fellow Kimia Rafaat.Happy Lending! Continue Reading >>
Hello Kiva Community --I was alerted by this great initiative started by Kiva Lender Peter to help the Philippines - for every comment posted on his blogspot, he will lend $5 to a microfinance entrepreuenr in the Philippines via Kiva. As such, I wanted to invite everyone to visit his blogspot here and leave a comment before his October 31st deadline. Thank you so much for your support of the Philippines during this time of recovery!Darren MiaoSenior Portfolio Manager - Asia Pacific Region Continue Reading >>
Please join the portfolio team in welcoming Kiva's newest partner, the Caja Rural Señor de Luren, to the Kiva platform! Based in Ica, Peru, this new partner operates in a region whose infrastructure and economic foundations were largely destroyed after a major earthquake shook the region in August 2007. They are serving an area of great economic need with credit and savings services as residents look to rebuild their lives, homes and economic livelihoods.Caja Luren will be using their Kiva funding to pass on added savings to their borrowers in the form of reduced interest rates. To read more... Continue Reading >>
Here's our recording of the last Kiva Community Conference Call from October 20, 2009. Thanks to all who could attend! Continue Reading >>