Oct 22, 2007

The Kiva Staff will be in Washington DC for the SEEP conference (www.seepnetwork.org).Naturally, we decided to host a social event to meet the KIVA supporters in the Washington, DC area!!Please join us and the rest of the Kiva Family (Volunteers, Fellows, Lenders and Supporters) for a happy hour social mixer!The happy hour will be on 10/24 at 6:00pm at McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon in Foggy Bottom.McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon2401 Pennsylvania AvenueWashington DC 20037http://www.mcfaddensdc.com/directions.phpMetro Station: Foggy Bottom Continue Reading >>


Oct 22, 2007

Don't forget to vote for Matt and Jessica Flannery for CNN Heroes: Viewer's Choice. Matt and Jessica were profiled by CNN Heroes for founding Kiva.org. Watch the video here.Voting closes Monday 10/29 at 12pm ET. Continue Reading >>


Oct 18, 2007

President Clinton spoke about Kiva.org at Google's Zeitgeist event last week!Transcript:15:45Question:There's one problem which is engineering the right kind of interventions, both public and private sector interventions, to do something about global poverty and similar challenges. But the other question is building enough of a sense of connection between people who view themselves as different so that you can have a moral consensus to actually take action. So.. what are some of the most exciting or effective strategies that you've experienced that... Continue Reading >>


Oct 17, 2007

Matt Flannery, Kiva.org CEO, has been announced one of Smithsonian magazine's "37 Under 36: America's Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences".Congratulations Matt! Continue Reading >>


Oct 16, 2007

The cast of The Young and the Restless will be performing "The Trial of the Catonsville 9" at The Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs, CA on January 19, 2008, and all proceeds will be donated to Kiva.org!The event is being organized by renowned actress Judith Chapman, who will also be performing in the production. Other cast members include daytime stars Christian LeBlanc, Michelle Stafford, Kristoff St. John and more!To learn more about the event, and purchase tickets, click here. Continue Reading >>


Oct 15, 2007
By Anonymous

GuatemalaLas zonas urbanos y rurales
Hi all!Today was one of those incredible days that I feel so completely grateful to be working with Kiva. Here a few of my experiences...Un dia con FAPE...I awake with a jump to the alarm clock ringing in my ear. 5:30 am in Guatemala City and its time to start the day. I throw on my running shoes and hit the streets for my morning exercise. If I don't do it now, it simply doesn't get done. I weave through the streets of this immense city, dodging early morning traffic and... Continue Reading >>


Oct 13, 2007

Saludos desde Guatemala!I'm now arrived in Guatemala City, and thought I'd give a little update on the final days in Nicaragua to those who have been following the adventures. Given the positive feedback on the photo documentary format, I'm going to stick with that for now..... Heres a little snapshot of the past week....Pictured here is a Prisma borrower in Managua who prints t-shirts to supplement his primary income streams. His workshop is completely facinating~ a 2 story establishment complete with a graphic design studio, a hamburger shop (in-the-making..), office area, packing room... Continue Reading >>


Oct 13, 2007

The Kiva Staff will be in Washington DC for the SEEP conference (www.seepnetwork.org).Naturally, we decided to host a social event to meet the KIVA supporters in the Washington, DC area!!Please join us and the rest of the Kiva Family (Volunteers, Fellows, Lenders and Supporters) for a happy hour social mixer!The happy hour will be on 10/24 at 6:00pm at McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon in Foggy Bottom.McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon2401 Pennsylvania AvenueWashington DC 20037http://www.mcfaddensdc.com/directions.phpMetro Station: Foggy Bottom Continue Reading >>


Oct 9, 2007

Hi All!Michelle from the Latin America team again.As I'm with poor connectivity, and have had little time to write, I figured I'd upload a few pictures while I get it together to put some of my experiences into words. I hope you enjoy them!Me with the staff of our newest partner in Nicaragua, CEPRODEL. These are the field staff that came into Managua from across the country to be trained on how to use the Kiva website, and they will begin to upload client profiles to the site over the next few weeks. Thats me on the far left, middle row!Pictured here are the community leader (in the back),... Continue Reading >>


Oct 8, 2007
By Anonymous

Greetings All!Michelle Kreger from the Kiva Partnerships Team here. I'm writing from Central America, where I've spent the past week at the Inter-American Development Bank Conference on Microenterprise in San Salvador. I'll be blogging on and off for the next few weeks as I travel through Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador for Kiva. Here we go....San Salvador, El SalvadorWatching the sun set outside the right side of the plane I prepare myself once again for a few weeks in the field. The destination this... Continue Reading >>


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