Dec 2, 2007
By Anonymous

About 2.5 months ago, Chelsa and I traveled to Tanzania to visit one of Kiva's current partners, YOSEFO (Youth Self Employment Foundation), learn more about the local microfinance sector, and explore new partnerships with microfinance institutions working to alleviate poverty. One of our first stops was the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) where we met with FSDT's charismatic director, Ian Robinson, and FSDT technical manager Sosthenes Kewe. FSDT is a collective undertaking of the Canadian, Danish,... Continue Reading >>

Nov 7, 2007

Philadelphia Friends of are hosting a BOWL OFF at Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes !We're one week away from a fundraiser you won't forget!

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Nov 6, 2007

The 2007 Global Telesummit "A Brand You World" is launching November 8th to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Personal Branding.A Brand You World has partnered with and there will be interviews with Kiva community members - including staff and lenders. Join in the free 12 hour event, visit the website to learn more. Continue Reading >>

Oct 31, 2007

Dear Kiva Lenders:Just one year ago the Kiva staff (there were fewer of us then!) were gathered in our one-room office in an old warehouse-turned-office-space in the Mission District of San Francisco. Some of us were in Halloween costumes, all of us were excited for a big day in Kiva history.One year ago today Frontline/WORLD first aired the program "Uganda: A Little Goes A Long Way" on PBS. The first airing was at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific, and we all stood around our engineers who watched for our traffic numbers to increase. Our total loan portfolio at that time was approximately $400k,... Continue Reading >>

Oct 31, 2007

Philadelphia Friends of are hosting a BOWL OFF at Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes !
Location & Time:
Lucky Strike Lanes
1336 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19022 (Center City)
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Oct 22, 2007

The Kiva Staff will be in Washington DC for the SEEP conference (, 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 20037 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 Watch the video here.Voting closes Monday 10/29 at 12pm ET. Continue Reading >>

Oct 18, 2007

President Clinton spoke about 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, 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!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 >>