Jun 18, 2009

It takes a lot to make the work we do at Kiva possible. From expertise to awareness building and funding—our supporters make a HUGE difference. Here are some folks you might not know about who have helped Kiva in the first half of 2009:Ernst & Young: At the 2008, Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Ernst & Young, the global professional services organization awarded Kiva a donation of $1,000,000 of in-kind resources over three years. As part of its commitment to entrepreneurship and corporate... Continue Reading >>


Jun 18, 2009

For those who will have the opportunity to be in Paris, this is going to be an amazing day!  Kiva and Les Condors 2000 would like to invite you to join for some fun activities including a football (soccer) tournament, Latino music, Salsa classes, Pétanque game, drinks and more!  No ticket purchase required (this is a FREE event folks!) and no RSVP necessary.  And to top it off, all drink profits will go towards loans for Kiva entrepreneurs.  This event is a unique opportunity to meet others in the Kiva community and we encourage you to...

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Jun 17, 2009

The bLENDer was the first event of its kind and one celebrating and raising awareness about microfinance in the United States. Co-hosted by ACCION USA, the largest microlender in the United States, it had all of the elements of Kiva- under one roof.It was amazing to see the line-up at the door as the house filed with guests from all corners of Kiva: Kiva Lenders, Kiva Borrowers, Kiva Fellows, microfinance staff, donors, board members, executives and friends who came out to support a worthy cause.Kiva Fellow Alumni (Adam Grenier, Whittney Zimmerman, Nick Roose) hosted the "Lending Lounge"- a... Continue Reading >>


Jun 16, 2009

Our next Kiva Community Conference Call is scheduled for tomorrow - Wednesday, June 17th at 2 pm PDT.This is an opportunity for Kiva lenders to call in and ask us anything! The call in info is:

Dial in US: 866-740-1260Dial in (Outside US): +1 303-248-0285Access Code: 6415483

We hope to hear you on the line!

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Jun 16, 2009 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva Ads is a nifty tool that allows you to customize ads to embed into your website.  For example, a woman's organization promoting health in Africa can now make ads to promote borrowers that align with their mission.  You can sort by gender, loan status, sector, and region:

Then you are given the code to a dynamic, rotating ad that sorts through entrepreneurs according to your criteria:

According to the developer, Rajat Mittal, the main audience...

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Jun 16, 2009

As part of Kiva's US pilot partnerships launching, Kiva was featured on ABC's "Good Morning America" and "World News with Charles Gibson!" If you missed these stories last week, make sure to check them out here!
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Jun 15, 2009

Kiva's first ever loans in Kyrgyzstan were posted today through our new partner, Mol Bulak. You can visit Mol Bulak's partner page to learn more about this great, socially-focused and highly motivated new partner. Keep an eye out for loans for additional entrepreneurs in the next few days. The loans include some interesting businesses, like a retirement home, an orphanage, and more. The new loans are funding quickly, so catch them while you can! Continue Reading >>


Jun 12, 2009

Remember to show your appreciation to the fathers in your life by purchasing a Kiva Gift Certificate!  It's easy, convenient, and they get to know they're supporting an entrepreneur with a dream somewhere around the world. 
So, it's time to shop for your father, husband, boyfriend, or any other special man in your life, so get started now!  And just for fun, learn more about how Father's Day came to be by clicking here and remember...
"Any man can be a Father, but it takes a special person to be called Dad." - Unknown
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Jun 12, 2009

A shout out to all those in the New York City area, don’t forget to join Kiva and ACCION on Monday evening, June 15th, for a bLENDer.  This party will be in celebration of this new partnership and Kiva’s recent expansion into microfinance markets in the developed world. We look forward to the day when money is flowing in all directions around the world through Kiva and we celebrate ACCION USA for helping to make...

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Jun 11, 2009 KV Kiva HQ

You've built it, now how can we get people using it? You may have seen the new App Gallery, which launched on Tuesday.   This is a good way for Kiva.org users to find useful tools.   And in just a few weeks, we'll be linking to the App Gallery from the homepage.   When we find a cool app, we tweet, facebook, and blog our hearts out.  But what else can Kiva do to support and advertise these great apps?  We'd love to hear your ideas.

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