Apr 2, 2010

Here are Kiva's Daily Quotes from this week. Enjoy!Monday: "One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world." - Ann RadcliffeTuesday: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - GandhiWednesday: "He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own." - ConfuciusThursday: “How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?” - Vincent van GoghFriday: "Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones... Continue Reading >>


Apr 1, 2010

Please join me in welcoming our newest field partner Yehu Microfinance to the Kiva community!

Yehu is Kiva's first partner based in Mombasa, Kenya. (Mombasa is the second largest notoriously hot and humid city on the Indian Ocean's coast.)

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Apr 1, 2010

By Dave McMurtry
Kiva Fellows 9th ClassMonrovia, LiberiaMy first thought upon arrival in Monrovia, Liberia, in August 2009 for my Kiva Fellowship was, “Wow, such colors and amazing stories! I should make a movie for those who aren’t as lucky as I am to have this experience.”So what you have here is just that: an attempt to bring everyone along with me on my amazing 3-month journey to understand, at the most basic-level, exactly how microfinance works and the social impact it has on both borrowers’ and lenders’ lives. The toughest part was... Continue Reading >>


Apr 1, 2010

Bay Area Kiva Lenders, you're invited to the next Kiva Social!
Come meet the new class of Kiva Fellows on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 pm. We will have 27 Kiva Fellow Trainees in the office that week preparing for their work abroad and this evening is a chance for us to introduce them to our supportive community!
Kiva Fellows 10th Class, Training
You will have the opportunity to talk with the Fellows about the work they will be...
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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 >>


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