Mar 16, 2010

As an extension of Intuit’s current Love a Local Business program, for every person who joins the Intuit Kiva Lending Team and makes a Kiva loan within 30 days, Intuit will donate $10 to Kiva.org, up to $50,000. This contribution will be used to strengthen the Kiva micro-lending platform and leverage an estimated $500,000 more in small business loans from Kiva’s Internet community.To ensure that your loan qualifies for the $10 Intuit donation to Kiva,1) Join Intuit's Lending Team by clicking here.2) Make a loan within 30 days of joining and be sure to count it towards the Intuit Lending Team'... Continue Reading >>


Mar 16, 2010

"Give a man a fish and you feed...
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Mar 12, 2010

Kiva is excited to welcome our newest field partner Hekima, our second partner in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the first working in the country’s eastern Kivu Regions. This area has been marked by over a decade of war as well as social, economic and institutional collapse. A complex legal and regulatory environment is further complicated by widespread corruption and a market flooded with poor quality microfinance suppliers.In the city of Goma, where Hekima is based, many people are still recovering from the 2002 eruption of the Nyiragongo Volcano, which destroyed much of the... Continue Reading >>


Mar 11, 2010

Kiva is a presenting sponsor of the Microfinance USA Conference this year. The conference is in San Francisco on May 20th-21st at the Westin and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.Take advantage of the Early Bird Registration deadline by buying your tickets by Monday, March 15th and receive a $50 discount off the conference fee. Click here to purchase your tickets today!
Featured Speakers:
Maria Shriver, First Lady of CaliforniaPremal Shah, President of KivaLeslie Kane, Vice President...
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Mar 11, 2010

Why do microfinance organizations usually focus their assistance on women?

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Mar 11, 2010

Come hear Scott Gilmore, winner of the 2010 Skoll Award for Entrepreneurship talk about how social-minded entrepreneurs can make a difference in war zones. Matt Flannery, Co-Founder and CEO of Kiva (and winner of the 2008 Skoll Award for Entrepreneurship) will moderate the discussion.When: March 31, 4-6 pmWhere: Tamalpais Rm, David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CAScott will highlight the work of his organization, Peace Dividend Trust, as well as that of Rory Stewart and the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, and the Altai... Continue Reading >>


Mar 11, 2010

This past Monday, March 8th, Kiva Field Partner Women for Women International...

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Mar 9, 2010

Kiva has the opportunity to win $200,000 in the Members Project campaign organized by American Express and Take Part. You can vote for Kiva once a week until May 24th!Please read the steps below to place your vote for Kiva!Step 1: Click here to visit the Members Project campaign website.Step 2: Click on the blue "Join Members Project" button on the right-hand side of the page.Step 3: Fill out the pop-up form to register to vote. In... Continue Reading >>


Mar 9, 2010

"It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
-Abraham Lincoln
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Mar 8, 2010

Today is International Women's Day and a time to celebrate the achievements of women all around the world. In honor of International Women's Day, Kiva would like to highlight the stories of a Kiva entrepreneur, lender, microfinance institution, and lending team. Fatou Niang, Inspiring Kiva entrepreneur in SenegalFatou Niang, a 57-year-old married mother of 9 children, started working as a dressmaker 20 years ago. Her tailor shop hardly made enough money for her big... Continue Reading >>


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