Nov 26, 2006

Kiva.org today announced its third Kenyan Field Partner, ... Continue Reading >>


Nov 23, 2006

Kiva.org would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving - our lenders in the United States and our lenders and entrepreneurs around the globe.Kiva.org has much to be thankful for this year and we thank YOU for making this a great year! Continue Reading >>


Nov 22, 2006

Kiva.org will be launching its Philadelphia awareness efforts with a Philadelphia Awareness and Fundraiser Party:Where?   The Walnut Room, 1709 Walnut Street (@17th Street) When?    Thursday, November 30th @ 6pm - midnightCover?   $10 (Drink specials throughout the night!)Come along and support a great cause - and don't forget to bring your frineds!If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please email rupa@kiva.org.  Continue Reading >>


Nov 21, 2006

Kiva.org today raised its ONE MILLIONTH DOLLAR for the developing world.This marks a major milestone for the organization, and demonstrates that real change can be created by average individuals who want to make a difference.Kiva.org would like to thank our 13,000 users who have contributed, $25 at a time, to lending ONE MILLION DOLLARS to entrepreneurs in the developing world. Kiva.org would also like to thank our Field Partners who have worked so hard to connect our lenders with their entrepreneurs, believing that the internet can be a valuable tool to help people rise above poverty.... Continue Reading >>


Nov 17, 2006

Kiva.org today announced its latest African Field Partner, Hluvuku (Hluvuku-Adsema Fundo de Credito Male yeru) in Mozambique.Hluvuko's mission is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the population in the Matutuine district and contiguous areas, providing sustainable services to low income people, considering the viability of the initiatives.The Matutuine district has a very low population density, of approx. 6.5 inhabitants per square kilometer, and was severely affected by the civil war. It also has a high incidence of the HIV/AIDS virus. Hluvuku was established in...
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Nov 16, 2006

Kiva.org today announced a new partnership with K-MET (Kisumu Medical & Education Trust) in Kenya.K-MET is a local non-Government Reproductive Health organization registered in 1995.K-MET's aims and objectives are:

  • To improve access to quality healthcare services, particularly in the underserved areas.
  • To harness new and existing expertise, skills and resources to build institutions which will ensure availability of quality healthcare services for all.
  • To develop innovative outreach programs for Primary Health Care (PHC) with emphasis on the special needs of...
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Nov 15, 2006

Kiva.org is incredibly excited to announce its partnership with Ariana Financial Services Group in Afghanistan.AFSG was launched in May 2003 by Mercy Corps with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.The banking system in Afghanistan has been slow to establish itself since 2001, and remains heavily concentrated in Kabul and larger cities. Even if Afghans have access to a bank, most of them are too poor to qualify for conventional bank loans.Ariana predominantly supports female entrepreneurs. Historically, Ariana started working in district 7 of Kabul, which had been heavily... Continue Reading >>


Nov 14, 2006

Premal Shah today presented Kiva.org's 2006 Institutional Action Plan to the Council of Advocates and Parliamentarians at the Global Microcredit Summit in Halifax. Kiva.org has been recognized as a powerful advocate of microcredit to the public via the Kiva.org website, and as such are honored to have been invited to share the 2006 IAP with an audience at the Summit.Kiva.org today also finalized a partnership with ASOD (Assistance for Social Organization and Development) in Bangladesh: ASOD was established in 1985 as a non-profit organization based in Dhaka, whose mission is to "Enhance... Continue Reading >>


Nov 13, 2006

Kiva.org President Premal Shah today presented a workshop at the Global Microcredit Summit titled "Raising Debt Capital Over the Internet". This workshop detailed for delegates the way Kiva.org has leveraged the power of the internet to raise soft, affordable debt capital for microfinance institutions.The Global Microcredit Summit has been an invaluable opportunity for Kiva.org staff to meet with delegates from microfinance institutions around the world and other prominent figures in the industry, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof. Muhammad Yunus. We are incredibly excited about the... Continue Reading >>


Nov 12, 2006

Kiva.org today attended the first day of the Global Microcredit Summit in Halifax, Nova Scotia. More than 2,300 delegates from over 100 countries are participating at the event, to assess progress toward the Summit's goal of reaching 100 million poorest, and to launch the second phase of the Campaign with two new goals.The Microcredit Summit Campaign recently released the State of the Microcredit Summit Campaign Report for 2006, which reported that "As of December 31, 2005, 3,133 microcredit institutions have reported reaching 113,261,390 clients, 81,949,036 of whom were among the poorest... Continue Reading >>


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