Dec 20, 2009

Please join us in welcoming the first handful of Colombian entrepreneurs to the Kiva platform! This weekend, Kiva's first Colombian partner, the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD) posted their first loans to the website, adding one more country to Kiva's ever-expanding portfolio. The entire Kiva team is delighted to have teamed up with this FMSD to expand access to credit in the marginalized rural and peri-urban areas along the Atlantic coast. FMSD is a NGO with over 40 years of experience in development, education, microcredit and housing programs. They will be working with Kiva to... Continue Reading >>

Dec 16, 2009

Thank you to all of our supporters who voted for Kiva in the Chase Community Giving contest! We reached the list of the top 100 charities and will be awarded $25,000.We are now eligible for the next round of the contest which will take place from January 15th to January 22nd. The charity receiving the most votes during this period will win $1 million and the top five runners-up will receive $100,000 each. We will keep the Kiva community... Continue Reading >>

Dec 16, 2009

Don't miss the opportunity to purchase a 2010 Kiva Calendar! If you would like your calendar to arrive in time for the holidays, it is recommended to submit your order soon. The calendars are available for purchase individually ($5 per calendar) or as discounted 5-packs ($14).The Kiva Calendar is fully designed and created by the KivaFriends community. This year's Kiva calendar features images of Kiva entrepreneurs from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Each month has a photo and... Continue Reading >>

Dec 15, 2009

Kiva Gift Certificates are one of the most unique holiday gifts you can give. They're perfect for family, friends, and coworkers. And a Kiva Gift is a great last minute gift idea for those far way.
Starting at $25, Kiva gift certificates allow the recipient to make their own loans to entrepreneurs around the world and help alleviate poverty. Your recipient chooses the loans, receives repayments, and can choose to lend again and again! It is a one-of-a-kind gift that keeps on giving.Spread the holiday spirit this season with...
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Dec 13, 2009

Hello Kiva World --I wanted to share with you all some exciting new content that is now appearing on the Kiva site. Through the extraordinary work of the organization and KF9 Fellow Agnes Chu, SPBD is & will be including individual social metric data on many of the borrowers they are posting to Kiva. SPBD actually collects 30 different data points on their client’s social situation and through the work of Agnes some of this data will now be available to Kiva... Continue Reading >>

Dec 11, 2009

Looking for a gift to give to friends to celebrate a special occasion or the holidays? Visit Facebook’s Gift Shop and give Kiva’s virtual piggy bank to your Facebook friends!
Your purchase will help support Kiva’s mission to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.... Continue Reading >>

Dec 10, 2009

Support Resort, an outsourced web development and customer support provider, has launched a campaign in which the company will match up to $15,000 in loans made through its Kiva lending team.
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Dec 9, 2009

Just a friendly reminder that the Tongal "How Kiva Works" $10,000 video contest deadline is fast approaching. Be sure to submit your video before December 16th. For more information, click here. Continue Reading >>

Dec 9, 2009

Dear Kiva Lenders:We noticed, following some recent stories in the press about philanthropy and Kiva, that some Kiva Lenders may have incorrect assumptions and some misunderstandings about Kiva.In the spirit of clarity, we want to state a few facts:1. The borrowers listed on Kiva are real people.Over 267,000 people have received a loan through Kiva. These are real people, and their picture, name and location are listed with their loan request (when privacy considerations permit). In many cases these people are in remote places, and much effort has been taken to ensure they are... Continue Reading >>