Jan 28, 2010

We'll be doing some maintenance work that will take Kiva.org offline tonight (1/28/2010) at 5 pm Pacific time for up to approximately 4 hours. Thanks for your patience during this time! Continue Reading >>


Jan 26, 2010

We're taking the Kiva website down for infrastructure maintenance this Thursday at 5pm PST. We expect the outage to be brief but may take up to four hours. Thanks for your patience! Continue Reading >>


Jan 26, 2010

Voting for the final round of Project 7’s Grand Giveaway ends this Sunday! Kiva has the opportunity to win $15,000 and is one of three organizations under the contest’s “Build the Future” category.You can vote for Kiva today by clicking here, entering your email address, and then clicking on the "Build" checkbox on the ballot.Kiva will use the $15,000 prize initially to fund approximately 50 loans of about $300 each to global entrepreneurs. All repayments made from these loans would then become donations to Kiva’s general operating expenses. For every $1 in donations that we spend building... Continue Reading >>


Jan 26, 2010

Pete is the team captain of the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious Lending Team. Last year, his team became the first Kiva Lending Team to reach $1 million in loans. We had the honor of interviewing Pete about his teams’ accomplishments.1) How does it feel to be the first Kiva Lending Team to surpass $1 million in loans?It's a thrill and something that could not have been accomplished without the support of thousands of my fellow team members! Special thanks goes to those team members who I unofficially consider my “Circle of... Continue Reading >>


Jan 25, 2010

Kiva is proud to partner with Opportunity Fund, Silicon Valley Microfinance Network, and the U.S. ACCION Network on “Microfinance, USA,” a conference that will bring together 800 - 1,000 investors, policymakers, social entrepreneurs, practitioners, small business owners, and curious individuals to engage with microfinance strategies and practices unique to the United States.We wanted to share this information with our community in case any of you are interested in attending!May 20-21 in downtown San FranciscoVisit www.microfinanceusa2010.org to learn... Continue Reading >>


Jan 25, 2010

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Jan 21, 2010

The Kiva New York Team is raising awareness for Kiva by hosting a ...

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Jan 19, 2010

Come celebrate the tenth class of Kiva Fellows with the whole Kiva community!Who: Kiva volunteers, supporters, lenders, staff, fellows, trainees, and friendsWhen: Wednesday, January 27th from 6:30-9:30pmWhere: Circolo, 500 Florida Street at Mariposa, The Mission, San FranciscoWe hope to see you there!... Continue Reading >>


Jan 14, 2010

Kiva is a finalist in the Chase Community Giving contest and we need your vote to help us win $1 million in funding! Voting is open now and ends on January 22nd.
To vote for Kiva, visit http://bit.ly/8dcnwe. After adding the voting application on Facebook, you will be able to nominate "Kiva Microfunds."
Every day Kiva connects over 3,000 people with more than 700 low-income entrepreneurs around the world. To help us expand our reach and continue doing this, we need your vote on Facebook now!Winning the Chase... Continue Reading >>


Jan 14, 2010 KV Kiva HQ

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