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 >>

Oct 2, 2007

You might remember seeing Matt and Jessica Flannery profiled on CNN: Heroes back in May of this year. CNN will also be honoring heroes during a live, global broadcast in December, and are now taking votes for the Viewers Choice . Make your vote here! Continue Reading >>

Sep 28, 2007

President Clinton told the world about Kiva.org yesterday on both FOX News and MSNBC! Click on the links to watch the videos. Continue Reading >>

Sep 26, 2007

Michael Roston, blogging to the Huffington Post from the Clinton Global Initiative, asks if we care as much about Brad Pitt's "Make it Right" project as we do "the use of micro-loans through Kiva.org to offer up seed capital and help the world's poor?"Kiva.org president Premal Shah is currently attending the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Continue Reading >>

Sep 20, 2007

Kiva.org was today announced a winner of the World Summit Award 2007 for the category "e-Business".The World Summit Award Grand Jury 2007 met on the island of Brijuni from September 1-7 bringing together eminent multimedia and e-Content experts from 32 countries. The Jury evaluated 650 entries which were nominated from 160 experts from 32 countries. The Jury selected the five most outstanding products in each of the eight WSA Categories as Winners.The official public announment and celebration of the Winners will take place at the WSA 2007 Gala on November 5, 2007 at Fondazione Giogio Cini... Continue Reading >>

Sep 18, 2007

Kiva.org was today named one of 25 innovators from around the world to be honored by this year’s The Tech Museum Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity. Sponsored by The Tech Museum of Innovation, one of the country’s premier science and technology museums, and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum Awards honor individuals who are applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change.Established in 2001, The Tech Museum Awards recognize 25 Laureates in five categories: Education, Equality, Environment, Economic Development and Health. These 25 Laureates have... Continue Reading >>

Aug 16, 2007

On Friday, August 17th Kiva will be featured as the Charity of the Day on GoodSearch.com! GoodSearch.com is a new search engine that donates half its revenue to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it's powered by Yahoo!. Just go to www.goodsearch.com http://www.goodsearch.com/, and be sure to enter Kiva as the charity you want to support. Continue Reading >>

Aug 15, 2007

The ten millionth dollar was loaned through Kiva.org today.Our 2007 cumulative loan volume goal was $10 million. Time for some new goals! Continue Reading >>