Blog posts tagged with Kiva Lenders

Jul 7, 2009

At their Feb 6th event, Ripple, Philanthro Productions SF raised over $9,000 for Kiva entrepreneurs and we are proud to announce that all of the money has now been loaned out! Check out Philanthro's Lending Team page to track their progress.

And for those who are not yet familiar, Philanthro Productions is a non-profit organization creating unique opportunities for young adults to engage in charitable giving. We look forward to hosting more events with Philanthro in the future! To learn more, see here.

Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009

Calling all university students, professors and alumni!  Boost school spirit and support for Kiva by checking out our Campus Kiva website, and keep your eyes peeled for a new and improved version set to come out later this summer.  Search for your school or alma mater, join the team, and stay connected through the power of microlending! 

For inspiration, watch an entertaining video that one of our stellar chapters at Luther College has created about the value of a $25 loan to an entrepreneur around the world.  Learn more about Luther College and their success by...
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
Dear Kiva Lenders:

Last week Kiva launched two pilot partnerships with microfinance institutions in the United States: ACCION USA and Opportunity Fund. These two partnerships represent the 115th and 116th organizations Kiva has partnered with. The United States is Kiva’s 45th country. It represents our first foray into the developed world.

Our decision to work in the U.S. is controversial. Over the past few years, one of the top questions asked by our users has been "Why aren't you working in the U.S.?" We've been criticized for helping out... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

In the month of May, you voted for your favorite Kiva Apps. Over 400 people voted, and the results are in!

#1 KIVA ALERTS: A suite of tools for...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

For those who will have the opportunity to be in Paris, this is going to be an amazing day!  Kiva and Les Condors 2000 would like to invite you to join for some fun activities including a football (soccer) tournament, Latino music, Salsa classes, Pétanque game, drinks and more!  No ticket purchase required (this is a FREE event folks!) and no RSVP necessary.  And to top it off, all drink profits will go towards loans for Kiva entrepreneurs.  This event is a unique opportunity to meet others in the Kiva community and we encourage...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

The bLENDer was the first event of its kind and one celebrating and raising awareness about microfinance in the United States. Co-hosted by ACCION USA, the largest microlender in the United States, it had all of the elements of Kiva- under one roof.


It was amazing to see the line-up at the door as the house filed with guests from all corners of Kiva: Kiva Lenders, Kiva Borrowers, Kiva Fellows, microfinance staff, donors, board members, executives and friends who came out to support a worthy cause.


Kiva Fellow Alumni (Adam Grenier, Whittney Zimmerman,... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

Remember to show your appreciation to the fathers in your life by purchasing a Kiva Gift Certificate!  It's easy, convenient, and they get to know they're supporting an entrepreneur with a dream somewhere around the world. 

So, it's time to shop for your father, husband, boyfriend, or any other special man in your life, so get started now!  And just for fun, learn more about how Father's Day came to be by clicking here and remember...

"Any man can be a Father, but it takes a special person to be called Dad." - Unknown
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

A shout out to all those in the New York City area, don’t forget to join Kiva and ACCION on Monday evening, June 15th, for a bLENDer.  This party will be in celebration of this new partnership and Kiva’s recent expansion into microfinance markets in the developed world. We look forward to the day when money is flowing in all directions around the world through Kiva and we celebrate ACCION USA for helping...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
A few words from Maria Shriver....

"Some days you just wake up with a feeling. There’s no explaining it, you just know that this day will be different. Not sure how, but different.  In March of 2008, I had one of those days.   

I was in San Francisco that morning, looking through some notes for an event I had in the afternoon. The Women’s Conference was getting ready to launch WE Invest, one...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

For those in New York City, join Kiva and ACCION on Monday, June 15th, for a bLENDer!  

Please help us spread the word and don't forget to RSVP by emailing: bLENDer2009Invite@gmail.com
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

For those who live in the Bay Area, mark your calendars!  Global Agents for Change is riding to break the cycle again and you're invited to help us celebrate on Thursday, June 25th at Taverna Aventine. 

Join 20 young cyclists as they reach San Francisco in their 2000 mile journey from Vancouver to the Tijuana border.  We're inviting Kiva's Community in SF to join the riders as they celebrate this third annual tour in support of microcredit initiatives globally and the ongoing work of Kiva to connect lenders with deserving entrepreneurs. 

...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
When we made the change to our new Partner Administration system in November, we also created a longer billing cycle of 45 days. After working with this system for a few months we realized the longer billing cycle was overly complicated for Kiva’s Field Partners, leading to a lot of confusion, missed payments, etc. So we’re shortening the billing cycle to 30 days, which means that partners will now make payments to Kiva on the last day of the month, rather than the 15th of the following month. Shortening the billing cycle helps our Field Partners because making payments for the previous month... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009

Didn't think you could change the world just by blogging?  Well, here's your chance, you can help Kiva raise money by simply writing a post about us on your site.

Zemanta, a tool that helps bloggers...

Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009

LimeLife.com, a leading women’s digital media company, has recently launched the “Apps for Good” charitable donation program. LimeLife will donate 10% of the profits it generates from downloads of its iPhone game, Hollywood Hangman, between today and Sunday, June 21st to Kiva!

Your download of the iPhone game will help pave the way for women like Amavi Akoete, a Togoan 35-year-old mother of six, to grow her jewelry business or Yen Pham Thi, a 35-year-old mother of two infants, to expand her cattle business. How can you participate in LimeLife’s Apps for Good charitable campaign...

Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Kiva recently gained ownership of the official "kiva" name on Twitter, and we want to let people know where they can find us!  To help get the message out, we're launching a campaign this Friday the 15th as part of "Follow Friday."  For those not familiar, "Follow Friday" is a trend on the micro-blogging service Twitter where people recommend other users on Twitter that are worth Following.  We'... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Nau, a natural clothing company and Kiva supporter, had a promotional party last week in New York City. Two Kiva Fellows attended the event, held at PR firm Mfa, and got to see firsthand how Kiva camaraderie can inspire a workplace.

Check out their Kiva map - A good idea for every office!


... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Join the Kiva Community in San Francisco on May 23rd! The Go Game is an all-out urban adventure game using cell phones and flip cameras. Out teams will compete by following clues on wireless devices and hints planted in unlikely places, which guide teams to wacky missions. This game is the "Kiva FUNdraiser Movie Game." Teams will create a short movie as part of their missions.

100% of the registration fees ($30) will benefit the Kiva Fellows Program to help train our volunteer Kiva Fellows who spend 10...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Phun Them is a silk weaver in Cambodia, who is currently repaying a $400 loan to purchase silk. Recently, she was shown the the business page for her loan and the lender profiles for the lenders who contributed to her loan. Watch the video below!!



This video was created by Advanta's Kiva B4B program. The Kiva B4B program matches loans made to... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Kiva is one of 150 finalists for the TiE50 awards selected from 1,200 nominees!  Together, let's put Kiva on the map as one of the hottest 50 emerging companies today.  

So, vote now to help ensure Kiva makes the Top 50- there will be 10 winners in each of the five segments.  Voting closes this Thursday on May 7th, so hurry! 
Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009
Since we’ve opened the Kiva API, developers have been tinkering away and creating great applications and widgets using Kiva data. Check out these cool apps and vote on your favorite one during the month of May!

In alphabetical order:
  • KivaAds. Want to support agriculture entrepreneurs in Africa? Use this tool to create customized ads for your website of new entrepreneurs that fit your criteria.
  • Kiva Alerts. Register to be notified...
  • Continue Reading >>
    Apr 4, 2009
    Hugh Jackman is giving away 100K to one person's favorite charity via Twitter. So, if you're on Twitter and want to help us give a face to Kiva.org, it's time to share that love and show him what our favorite non-profit is!

    View his original tweet hereand remember, we have to convince him by using only 140 characters or less. It's time to unleash the Tsunami on Hugh Jackman, let the games begin!
    Continue Reading >>
    Apr 4, 2009
    One of the problems we often hear about from Kiva lenders who are members of Lending Teams is that they get too many team message emails. They want to be connected to their teams and be informed when teammates post messages, but sometimes the number of emails they receive just gets downright overwhelming!

    So, we're introducing a new email daily digest mode for team messages. Lenders can go to the Email Preferences section of their account (note: you'll need to log in to get there) and ask Kiva to send them team messages "No more than once a day" or "Never" or "As they arrive."... Continue Reading >>
    Mar 3, 2009
    By Anonymous
    As a Kiva fan who happens to live ten blocks from the office in San Francisco, I've had the pleasure of volunteering with Kiva's Customer Service team for the past few months through Kiva's in-office internship program.

    In this role, I correspond with lenders all over the world, and I've often found myself curious about the geographic breakdown of Kiva's lenders, so I spent some time reviewing our reach this week and thought I'd share what I found.

    Given Kiva's roots in California, it was no surprise to me that lenders in the U.S. still generate the large majority of the... Continue Reading >>
    Mar 3, 2009
    You know what they say, the way to a non-profit's heart is through their stomach!



    Huge thanks to KivaFriends for arranging some amazing pizza to be delivered to the Kiva office for lunch today! Looks like we all had an early lunch today - it's a quarter to noon and the pizza's already gone!!

    Thanks again KivaFriends! And we'll see you all on the Community Conference Call. Continue Reading >>
    Mar 3, 2009
    Are you someone who keeps coming back to the site waiting for a loan from Sierra Leone, or a loan for a carpentry business?

    Now you can use KivaAlerts to let you know when the loan of your preference is available for funding.



    KivaAlerts was built by BetterLabs using the Kiva API.

    Betterlabs posted about KivaAlerts:

    We believe KivaAlerts.com will remind every one interested in supporting the Kiva causes more proactively and we also hope that users will forward interesting loan alerts to friends and family and help grow the lenders... Continue Reading >>

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    Blog posts tagged with Kiva Lenders

    Jul 7, 2009

    At their Feb 6th event, Ripple, Philanthro Productions SF raised over $9,000 for Kiva entrepreneurs and we are proud to announce that all of the money has now been loaned out! Check out Philanthro's Lending Team page to track their progress.

    And for those who are not yet familiar, Philanthro Productions is a non-profit organization creating unique opportunities for young adults to engage in charitable giving. We look forward to hosting more events with Philanthro in the future! To learn more, see here.

    Continue Reading >>
    Jul 7, 2009
    By Chelsa Bocci

    Calling all university students, professors and alumni!  Boost school spirit and support for Kiva by checking out our Campus Kiva website, and keep your eyes peeled for a new and improved version set to come out later this summer.  Search for your school or alma mater, join the team, and stay connected through the power of microlending! 

    For inspiration, watch an entertaining video that one of our stellar chapters at Luther College has created about the value of a $25 loan to an entrepreneur around the world.  Learn more about Luther College and their success by...
    Continue Reading >>
    Jun 6, 2009
    Dear Kiva Lenders:

    Last week Kiva launched two pilot partnerships with microfinance institutions in the United States: ACCION USA and Opportunity Fund. These two partnerships represent the 115th and 116th organizations Kiva has partnered with. The United States is Kiva’s 45th country. It represents our first foray into the developed world.

    Our decision to work in the U.S. is controversial. Over the past few years, one of the top questions asked by our users has been "Why aren't you working in the U.S.?" We've been criticized for helping out... Continue Reading >>
    Jun 6, 2009

    In the month of May, you voted for your favorite Kiva Apps. Over 400 people voted, and the results are in!

    #1 KIVA ALERTS: A suite of tools for...

    Continue Reading >>
    Jun 6, 2009

    For those who will have the opportunity to be in Paris, this is going to be an amazing day!  Kiva and Les Condors 2000 would like to invite you to join for some fun activities including a football (soccer) tournament, Latino music, Salsa classes, Pétanque game, drinks and more!  No ticket purchase required (this is a FREE event folks!) and no RSVP necessary.  And to top it off, all drink profits will go towards loans for Kiva entrepreneurs.  This event is a unique opportunity to meet others in the Kiva community and we encourage...

    Continue Reading >>
    Jun 6, 2009

    The bLENDer was the first event of its kind and one celebrating and raising awareness about microfinance in the United States. Co-hosted by ACCION USA, the largest microlender in the United States, it had all of the elements of Kiva- under one roof.


    It was amazing to see the line-up at the door as the house filed with guests from all corners of Kiva: Kiva Lenders, Kiva Borrowers, Kiva Fellows, microfinance staff, donors, board members, executives and friends who came out to support a worthy cause.


    Kiva Fellow Alumni (Adam Grenier, Whittney Zimmerman,... Continue Reading >>
    Jun 6, 2009

    Remember to show your appreciation to the fathers in your life by purchasing a Kiva Gift Certificate!  It's easy, convenient, and they get to know they're supporting an entrepreneur with a dream somewhere around the world. 

    So, it's time to shop for your father, husband, boyfriend, or any other special man in your life, so get started now!  And just for fun, learn more about how Father's Day came to be by clicking here and remember...

    "Any man can be a Father, but it takes a special person to be called Dad." - Unknown
    Continue Reading >>
    Jun 6, 2009
    By Chelsa Bocci

    A shout out to all those in the New York City area, don’t forget to join Kiva and ACCION on Monday evening, June 15th, for a bLENDer.  This party will be in celebration of this new partnership and Kiva’s recent expansion into microfinance markets in the developed world. We look forward to the day when money is flowing in all directions around the world through Kiva and we celebrate ACCION USA for helping...

    Continue Reading >>
    Jun 6, 2009
    A few words from Maria Shriver....

    "Some days you just wake up with a feeling. There’s no explaining it, you just know that this day will be different. Not sure how, but different.  In March of 2008, I had one of those days.   

    I was in San Francisco that morning, looking through some notes for an event I had in the afternoon. The Women’s Conference was getting ready to launch WE Invest, one...

    Continue Reading >>
    Jun 6, 2009

    For those in New York City, join Kiva and ACCION on Monday, June 15th, for a bLENDer!  

    Please help us spread the word and don't forget to RSVP by emailing: bLENDer2009Invite@gmail.com
    Continue Reading >>
    Jun 6, 2009

    For those who live in the Bay Area, mark your calendars!  Global Agents for Change is riding to break the cycle again and you're invited to help us celebrate on Thursday, June 25th at Taverna Aventine. 

    Join 20 young cyclists as they reach San Francisco in their 2000 mile journey from Vancouver to the Tijuana border.  We're inviting Kiva's Community in SF to join the riders as they celebrate this third annual tour in support of microcredit initiatives globally and the ongoing work of Kiva to connect lenders with deserving entrepreneurs. 

    ...
    Continue Reading >>
    May 5, 2009
    When we made the change to our new Partner Administration system in November, we also created a longer billing cycle of 45 days. After working with this system for a few months we realized the longer billing cycle was overly complicated for Kiva’s Field Partners, leading to a lot of confusion, missed payments, etc. So we’re shortening the billing cycle to 30 days, which means that partners will now make payments to Kiva on the last day of the month, rather than the 15th of the following month. Shortening the billing cycle helps our Field Partners because making payments for the previous month... Continue Reading >>
    May 5, 2009
    By Chelsa Bocci

    Didn't think you could change the world just by blogging?  Well, here's your chance, you can help Kiva raise money by simply writing a post about us on your site.

    Zemanta, a tool that helps bloggers...

    Continue Reading >>
    May 5, 2009

    LimeLife.com, a leading women’s digital media company, has recently launched the “Apps for Good” charitable donation program. LimeLife will donate 10% of the profits it generates from downloads of its iPhone game, Hollywood Hangman, between today and Sunday, June 21st to Kiva!

    Your download of the iPhone game will help pave the way for women like Amavi Akoete, a Togoan 35-year-old mother of six, to grow her jewelry business or Yen Pham Thi, a 35-year-old mother of two infants, to expand her cattle business. How can you participate in LimeLife’s Apps for Good charitable campaign...

    Continue Reading >>
    May 5, 2009
    Kiva recently gained ownership of the official "kiva" name on Twitter, and we want to let people know where they can find us!  To help get the message out, we're launching a campaign this Friday the 15th as part of "Follow Friday."  For those not familiar, "Follow Friday" is a trend on the micro-blogging service Twitter where people recommend other users on Twitter that are worth Following.  We'... Continue Reading >>
    May 5, 2009
    By JD Bergeron
    Nau, a natural clothing company and Kiva supporter, had a promotional party last week in New York City. Two Kiva Fellows attended the event, held at PR firm Mfa, and got to see firsthand how Kiva camaraderie can inspire a workplace.

    Check out their Kiva map - A good idea for every office!


    ... Continue Reading >>
    May 5, 2009
    Join the Kiva Community in San Francisco on May 23rd! The Go Game is an all-out urban adventure game using cell phones and flip cameras. Out teams will compete by following clues on wireless devices and hints planted in unlikely places, which guide teams to wacky missions. This game is the "Kiva FUNdraiser Movie Game." Teams will create a short movie as part of their missions.

    100% of the registration fees ($30) will benefit the Kiva Fellows Program to help train our volunteer Kiva Fellows who spend 10...
    Continue Reading >>
    May 5, 2009
    Phun Them is a silk weaver in Cambodia, who is currently repaying a $400 loan to purchase silk. Recently, she was shown the the business page for her loan and the lender profiles for the lenders who contributed to her loan. Watch the video below!!



    This video was created by Advanta's Kiva B4B program. The Kiva B4B program matches loans made to... Continue Reading >>
    May 5, 2009
    By Chelsa Bocci
    Kiva is one of 150 finalists for the TiE50 awards selected from 1,200 nominees!  Together, let's put Kiva on the map as one of the hottest 50 emerging companies today.  

    So, vote now to help ensure Kiva makes the Top 50- there will be 10 winners in each of the five segments.  Voting closes this Thursday on May 7th, so hurry! 
    Continue Reading >>
    Apr 4, 2009
    Since we’ve opened the Kiva API, developers have been tinkering away and creating great applications and widgets using Kiva data. Check out these cool apps and vote on your favorite one during the month of May!

    In alphabetical order:
  • KivaAds. Want to support agriculture entrepreneurs in Africa? Use this tool to create customized ads for your website of new entrepreneurs that fit your criteria.
  • Kiva Alerts. Register to be notified...
  • Continue Reading >>
    Apr 4, 2009
    By Chelsa Bocci
    Hugh Jackman is giving away 100K to one person's favorite charity via Twitter. So, if you're on Twitter and want to help us give a face to Kiva.org, it's time to share that love and show him what our favorite non-profit is!

    View his original tweet hereand remember, we have to convince him by using only 140 characters or less. It's time to unleash the Tsunami on Hugh Jackman, let the games begin!
    Continue Reading >>
    Apr 4, 2009
    One of the problems we often hear about from Kiva lenders who are members of Lending Teams is that they get too many team message emails. They want to be connected to their teams and be informed when teammates post messages, but sometimes the number of emails they receive just gets downright overwhelming!

    So, we're introducing a new email daily digest mode for team messages. Lenders can go to the Email Preferences section of their account (note: you'll need to log in to get there) and ask Kiva to send them team messages "No more than once a day" or "Never" or "As they arrive."... Continue Reading >>
    Mar 3, 2009
    By Anonymous
    As a Kiva fan who happens to live ten blocks from the office in San Francisco, I've had the pleasure of volunteering with Kiva's Customer Service team for the past few months through Kiva's in-office internship program.

    In this role, I correspond with lenders all over the world, and I've often found myself curious about the geographic breakdown of Kiva's lenders, so I spent some time reviewing our reach this week and thought I'd share what I found.

    Given Kiva's roots in California, it was no surprise to me that lenders in the U.S. still generate the large majority of the... Continue Reading >>
    Mar 3, 2009
    By Fiona Ramsey
    You know what they say, the way to a non-profit's heart is through their stomach!



    Huge thanks to KivaFriends for arranging some amazing pizza to be delivered to the Kiva office for lunch today! Looks like we all had an early lunch today - it's a quarter to noon and the pizza's already gone!!

    Thanks again KivaFriends! And we'll see you all on the Community Conference Call. Continue Reading >>
    Mar 3, 2009
    By Fiona Ramsey
    Are you someone who keeps coming back to the site waiting for a loan from Sierra Leone, or a loan for a carpentry business?

    Now you can use KivaAlerts to let you know when the loan of your preference is available for funding.



    KivaAlerts was built by BetterLabs using the Kiva API.

    Betterlabs posted about KivaAlerts:

    We believe KivaAlerts.com will remind every one interested in supporting the Kiva causes more proactively and we also hope that users will forward interesting loan alerts to friends and family and help grow the lenders... Continue Reading >>

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