Mar 2, 2010

By Beth Ritchey, Kiva Fellows 10th Class, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Yes, it might be the dead of winter in Mongolia, with temperatures hovering around -30 degrees Fahrenheit, but the loan products here have been turning green. Thanks to the hard work of the Eco Products Team at XacBank in Mongolia, Kiva lenders saw an introduction of 3 new types of personal consumption ‘green loans’ in December 2009:
  • Energy Efficient Stoves
  • Ger (yurt) covers
  • Energy efficient fuel
Currently around 60% of the... Continue Reading >>


Mar 2, 2010

"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those."-Michael Nolan Continue Reading >>


Mar 2, 2010

We have received the following update from Consuelo Herreros, Social Responsibility Manager at Kiva Field Partner Fondo Esperanza, following the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27th:“Of our 25 national offices, 60% (15 offices) are operating under completely normal conditions. Of the rest, 5 offices are operating in a state of emergency, since they lack electricity and basic services, and the remaining 5 offices (20%) are not operating because they are located in the area of the catastrophe (Regions VII and VIII).In regards to the Fondo Esperanza borrowers who have been... Continue Reading >>


Mar 1, 2010

We wanted to wish Jonathon Stalls' the best of luck on his KivaWalk cross-country adventure. He will be covering an estimated 3,000 miles from Delaware to San Francisco, CA.You can follow his trip on his website and learn more about why he is supporting Kiva! Continue Reading >>


Feb 28, 2010

As many of you have probably heard, a 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile on Saturday morning. The southern part of the country was the area hardest hit by the quake, particularly Concepcion, the country's second largest city.Kiva currently has one field partner in Chile, Fondo Esperanza. We have not yet been able to contact the staff at Fondo Esperanza. Many of the telecommunication systems in Chile appear to be struggling, so it has been difficult to obtain information. We do know that in the Maule region, near the epicenter of the earthquake, Fondo Esperanza has many borrowers. The... Continue Reading >>


Feb 25, 2010

We are looking for bloggers who want to help spread the word about Kiva! We will periodically send you Kiva news and updates that you can share on your blog.
If you are interested in joining Kiva's blogger list, please click here and fill out the short form.
Once a quarter, we will post Kiva's blogger list to our blog as well as our other social media channels. We want to share with others how you are supporting Kiva!
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!
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Feb 24, 2010

Just Awesome! The Board Game Store, part of the original Kiva US launch, has had a very busy and exciting first year growing their business from the ground up, and now they are looking for a...
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Feb 22, 2010

On International Women's Day, March 8, Kiva field partner Women for Women International is hosting a global event called "Join me on the Bridge." Thousands of women (and men) worldwide will gather on bridges from San Francisco to Congo to call for an end to war and to demonstrate that women can build the bridges of peace and hope. In Africa, women from Congo and Rwanda will meet on a bridge that spans the border between their countries to demonstrate their desire for peace. In San Francisco, there will be a walk to the center of the Golden Gate Bridge to honor the resilience of women... Continue Reading >>


Feb 22, 2010

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."-Sri Chinmoy Ghose Continue Reading >>


Feb 19, 2010 KV Kiva HQ

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 series, service-learning... Continue Reading >>


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