Kiva Insights Call recap: Premal Shah and Matt Flannery take on lender questions

Kiva hosted its second quarterly Insights Call last Thursday to discuss a wide range of topics from major accomplishments in 2012 to future goals of Kiva Zip.

Representatives from Kiva included Matt Flannery, Co-Founder and CEO; Premal Shah, President; Michelle Kreger, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives; and Brandon Smith, Community Marketing Coordinator.

We also asked representatives from our most active lending teams to join us, so we’re thrilled that lenders from teams like Nerdfighters, Milepoint, Late Loaning Lenders and Kiva Friends were able to join us and ask questions. Together, they explored loan inventory and shortages, charitable tax status in countries outside of the U.S., green loan lending, and more.

A big thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the call and for those of you who watched the live feed online. If you missed it, check it out below!

Kiva hosts Insight Calls quarterly. If you would like to participate in the next one, send us an email at

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Stephanie Bradley

Stephanie grew up in the Bay Area and moved to the Midwest for her first two years of undergraduate before transferring back to California to graduate from UC Davis, where she studied anthropology and English. During college, Stephanie spent a semester abroad, traveling to nine countries and fueling her desire to learn about other cultures. While in Davis, she worked and volunteered for a number of non-profit and philanthropic organizations, focusing in marketing and community engagement and development. She is excited to be back in the Bay Area and is looking forward to working for Kiva as the Online Lender Engagement Intern. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, taking her dogs to the beach, and catching up on Downton Abbey.