Blog posts tagged with Kiva News

May 5, 2011
It's been 7 months since Jonathon Stalls completed his incredible cross-country Kivawalk. His 3,030 mile journey inspired countless supporters across the country and reminded us to enjoy every step that life allows us. Although his Kivawalk adventure has come to an end, Jonathon continues to support Kiva and other causes in his Colorado community. In a special update below, we find out...
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May 5, 2011

We are thrilled to announce that for the first time in Kiva-history, a Lending Team has reached $4 million in loans! Congratulations to the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists, and the Non-Religious Lending Team...
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Mar 3, 2011
Microfinance USA 2011 Conference - May 23-24, New York City
...
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Mar 3, 2011
Last December the Gobbi Family of five traveled to Guatemala for a fun-filled 2 weeks of vacation time. The family, long-time supporters ...
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Mar 3, 2011
Written by Anne-Marie Robles, Review and Translations Program Intern

Silole Sanamwala, a wheat farmer in Narok, Kenya, with her children Ruth and Alex.

... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2011
Written by Premal Shah, President, Kiva

In the last few weeks, we’ve blogged about Cambodia, its thriving microfinance industry, and featured a specific Kiva Field Partner. Last month, I had a chance to actually visit Cambodia. As my colleague Cissy De Luca noted, the trip allowed me to better understand the incredible ecosystem of people and institutions on the ground that Kiva's lenders, staff and volunteers support each day.
...
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Feb 2, 2011
Congratulations to the members and team captain of Kiva Lending Team "Team Obama" ...
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Feb 2, 2011


Date: March 08th, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Three Monkeys ( 236 West 54th (between Broadway and 8th Ave)
... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2011
This is the second installment of this month's Passport Series of Cambodia; check out the Cambodia Country Profile. Kiva has a rich history of providing loans in Cambodia - and thus many, many posts from our Kiva Fellows about the country and their experiences there, check them out here.

Photo Credit: Shirley Fong, KF12



Cambodia is a country of over 14 million people with an average per capita GDP of $2000...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2011
Written by Anne-Marie Robles, Review and Translations Program Intern


Highlights
  • Kiva Field Partner since: May 2007
  • Loans through Kiva: $2,015,550
  • Number of entrepreneurs assisted through Kiva: 3,237
  • Focus: low-income individuals, groups, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with an emphasis on lending to poor, rural women

Formally known as Maxima Mikroheranhvatho Co. Ltd, or "MAXIMA for Household Economic Development", MAXIMA was founded in March 2000 with a vision to bring together people...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2011
This month's Passport Series focuses on Cambodia! We will take a look into the country this week, with a Profile and a deeper look into the Microfinance sector. Stay tuned this month for more updates and a special lender story!

Photo Credit: Edwin Au-Yeung

Cambodia is 181,035 sq km, which makes it just smaller than Oklahoma. It is also... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2011
Every year, January brings us a new beginning, the end of a year and some time to reflect. 2010 was a wonderful year for Kiva. There was tons of exciting new growth: from celebrating our 5th birthday to adding many new field partners, and launching our first student loans on the site! Here are some fun facts from 2010!


- 95,725 loans were posted on Kiva in 2010

- $74,235,600 in loans were posted on Kiva in 2010


(The number of borrowers whose...
Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2011
As part of the migration to the Updates Tab, the Review and Translation Program will be posting updates on featured Review and Translation Volunteers, Kiva Field Partners, and their insights on the latest in Kiva! This is the first of the posts. In coordination with this month's Passport Series on Peru (including: a Country Profile, a Profile of the Microfinance Industry and a Kiva Fellow's lending story), here is a look at a Featured Field Partner!

written by Anne-Marie Robles, Kiva Review and Translations Program Intern...

Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2011
Written by Cissy DeLuca, Field Support Specialist, Asia and Europe

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of accompanying Premal Shah on a trip to visit Kiva field partners and borrowers in Cambodia. A lot of value came out of the trip as he was able to meet with top level management personnel, Kiva Coordinators and a number of Kiva borrowers. During our day with MAXIMA, we spent part of the morning with the CEO, COO, and Deputy CEO learning about the goals and long term plans...
Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2011
The Passport Series on Peru continues this post, with a look into the Microfinance Sector in Peru. Check out the Peru Country Profile we posted last week.

Peru is home to a thriving and interesting Microfinance sector. The industry began, formally, in the 1970's. Political turmoil and economic crisis were strong in Peru during the 1980 and 1990's. In response, women became more involved in income generating...
Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2011
This month, the Kiva Blog is featuring Peru in our Passport Series! Stay tuned during the month to learn about the country, its microfinance industry, and some of its borrowers.

The Country:

Peru is a luscious country in South America that is known for its beautiful landscapes (including the Amazon), ancient ruins (it's also home to Macchu Picchu), rich culture, and gorgeous textiles - among many other things! Kiva has 7 Peruvian Microfinance Field Partners.


Peru is 1.28 million square kilometers, which might it... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2011
As we reflect on the year that has past, we celebrate our achievements both small and large. In 2010, we introduced student loans to our site, had our 5th birthday, welcomed Jonathon Stalls and his ...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010
This is the last of our Passport Series for December! This post was written by Kiva Fellow, Amber Barger - the photos were also provided by her.

The first generation of Mongolian entrepreneurs is now entering their country’s transitional economy. They are the first Mongolians to grow up entirely in today’s nascent, market-oriented economy, having only transitioned in 1991. Fifty-nine percent of Mongolia’s three million people are under the age of thirty. This relatively young and growing population is emerging into an economy much... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010
Kiva and Financial Access Institute (FAI), a consortium of leading development economists focused on substantially expanding access to quality financial services for low-income individuals, are partnering to bring you a three week educational series on the difference facets of microfinance! The full versions of these articles and the series are available on the FAI website. 

This week's blog is a basic introduction to the subject of microinsurance. Check out the past 101 blogs on microcredit... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010
This week in the Passport Series, we will give you a look into the Microfinance Industry in Mongolia. For more background, check out last week's Country Profile of Mongolia.

Microfinance in Mongolia has been around since the mid-1990's in various forms. As the country has progressed, its Microfinance Industry has taken many different shapes and explored some very interesting and innovative financing solutions; check out a post written by one of our Fellows on
... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010


Kiva and Financial Access Institute (FAI), a consortium of leading development economists focused on substantially expanding access to quality financial services for low-income individuals, are partnering to bring you a three week educational series on the difference facets of microfinance! The full versions of these articles and the series are available on the FAI website. ...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010
Congratulations to the members and team captain of Kiva Lending Team Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics,...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010
This month, the Passport Series will highlight Mongolia. Stay tuned for a look into the Microfinance sector and a lender profile!

For almost two years, Kiva has been working with field partners in Mongolia! This month we will be highlighting our partners and clients in the country through the Passport Series. Mongolia is a country in Northern Asia surrounded by Russia and China. It is slightly smaller than Alaska and has a population around 3 million.

Mongolians are traditionally nomadic families who live in "gers" (circular... Continue Reading >>

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Blog posts tagged with Kiva News

May 5, 2011
It's been 7 months since Jonathon Stalls completed his incredible cross-country Kivawalk. His 3,030 mile journey inspired countless supporters across the country and reminded us to enjoy every step that life allows us. Although his Kivawalk adventure has come to an end, Jonathon continues to support Kiva and other causes in his Colorado community. In a special update below, we find out...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2011

We are thrilled to announce that for the first time in Kiva-history, a Lending Team has reached $4 million in loans! Congratulations to the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists, and the Non-Religious Lending Team...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2011
Microfinance USA 2011 Conference - May 23-24, New York City
...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2011
Last December the Gobbi Family of five traveled to Guatemala for a fun-filled 2 weeks of vacation time. The family, long-time supporters ...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2011
By Anne-Marie Robles
Written by Anne-Marie Robles, Review and Translations Program Intern

Silole Sanamwala, a wheat farmer in Narok, Kenya, with her children Ruth and Alex.

... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2011
Written by Premal Shah, President, Kiva

In the last few weeks, we’ve blogged about Cambodia, its thriving microfinance industry, and featured a specific Kiva Field Partner. Last month, I had a chance to actually visit Cambodia. As my colleague Cissy De Luca noted, the trip allowed me to better understand the incredible ecosystem of people and institutions on the ground that Kiva's lenders, staff and volunteers support each day.
...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2011
Congratulations to the members and team captain of Kiva Lending Team "Team Obama" ...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2011


Date: March 08th, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Three Monkeys ( 236 West 54th (between Broadway and 8th Ave)
... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2011
This is the second installment of this month's Passport Series of Cambodia; check out the Cambodia Country Profile. Kiva has a rich history of providing loans in Cambodia - and thus many, many posts from our Kiva Fellows about the country and their experiences there, check them out here.

Photo Credit: Shirley Fong, KF12



Cambodia is a country of over 14 million people with an average per capita GDP of $2000...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2011
By Anne-Marie Robles
Written by Anne-Marie Robles, Review and Translations Program Intern


Highlights
  • Kiva Field Partner since: May 2007
  • Loans through Kiva: $2,015,550
  • Number of entrepreneurs assisted through Kiva: 3,237
  • Focus: low-income individuals, groups, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with an emphasis on lending to poor, rural women

Formally known as Maxima Mikroheranhvatho Co. Ltd, or "MAXIMA for Household Economic Development", MAXIMA was founded in March 2000 with a vision to bring together people...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2011
This month's Passport Series focuses on Cambodia! We will take a look into the country this week, with a Profile and a deeper look into the Microfinance sector. Stay tuned this month for more updates and a special lender story!

Photo Credit: Edwin Au-Yeung

Cambodia is 181,035 sq km, which makes it just smaller than Oklahoma. It is also... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2011
By Kate Heryford
Every year, January brings us a new beginning, the end of a year and some time to reflect. 2010 was a wonderful year for Kiva. There was tons of exciting new growth: from celebrating our 5th birthday to adding many new field partners, and launching our first student loans on the site! Here are some fun facts from 2010!


- 95,725 loans were posted on Kiva in 2010

- $74,235,600 in loans were posted on Kiva in 2010


(The number of borrowers whose...
Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2011
As part of the migration to the Updates Tab, the Review and Translation Program will be posting updates on featured Review and Translation Volunteers, Kiva Field Partners, and their insights on the latest in Kiva! This is the first of the posts. In coordination with this month's Passport Series on Peru (including: a Country Profile, a Profile of the Microfinance Industry and a Kiva Fellow's lending story), here is a look at a Featured Field Partner!

written by Anne-Marie Robles, Kiva Review and Translations Program Intern...

Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2011
Written by Cissy DeLuca, Field Support Specialist, Asia and Europe

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of accompanying Premal Shah on a trip to visit Kiva field partners and borrowers in Cambodia. A lot of value came out of the trip as he was able to meet with top level management personnel, Kiva Coordinators and a number of Kiva borrowers. During our day with MAXIMA, we spent part of the morning with the CEO, COO, and Deputy CEO learning about the goals and long term plans...
Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2011
The Passport Series on Peru continues this post, with a look into the Microfinance Sector in Peru. Check out the Peru Country Profile we posted last week.

Peru is home to a thriving and interesting Microfinance sector. The industry began, formally, in the 1970's. Political turmoil and economic crisis were strong in Peru during the 1980 and 1990's. In response, women became more involved in income generating...
Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2011
This month, the Kiva Blog is featuring Peru in our Passport Series! Stay tuned during the month to learn about the country, its microfinance industry, and some of its borrowers.

The Country:

Peru is a luscious country in South America that is known for its beautiful landscapes (including the Amazon), ancient ruins (it's also home to Macchu Picchu), rich culture, and gorgeous textiles - among many other things! Kiva has 7 Peruvian Microfinance Field Partners.


Peru is 1.28 million square kilometers, which might it... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2011
By KelseyatKiva
As we reflect on the year that has past, we celebrate our achievements both small and large. In 2010, we introduced student loans to our site, had our 5th birthday, welcomed Jonathon Stalls and his ...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010
This is the last of our Passport Series for December! This post was written by Kiva Fellow, Amber Barger - the photos were also provided by her.

The first generation of Mongolian entrepreneurs is now entering their country’s transitional economy. They are the first Mongolians to grow up entirely in today’s nascent, market-oriented economy, having only transitioned in 1991. Fifty-nine percent of Mongolia’s three million people are under the age of thirty. This relatively young and growing population is emerging into an economy much... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010
Kiva and Financial Access Institute (FAI), a consortium of leading development economists focused on substantially expanding access to quality financial services for low-income individuals, are partnering to bring you a three week educational series on the difference facets of microfinance! The full versions of these articles and the series are available on the FAI website. 

This week's blog is a basic introduction to the subject of microinsurance. Check out the past 101 blogs on microcredit... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010
This week in the Passport Series, we will give you a look into the Microfinance Industry in Mongolia. For more background, check out last week's Country Profile of Mongolia.

Microfinance in Mongolia has been around since the mid-1990's in various forms. As the country has progressed, its Microfinance Industry has taken many different shapes and explored some very interesting and innovative financing solutions; check out a post written by one of our Fellows on
... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010


Kiva and Financial Access Institute (FAI), a consortium of leading development economists focused on substantially expanding access to quality financial services for low-income individuals, are partnering to bring you a three week educational series on the difference facets of microfinance! The full versions of these articles and the series are available on the FAI website. ...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010
Congratulations to the members and team captain of Kiva Lending Team Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics,...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010
This month, the Passport Series will highlight Mongolia. Stay tuned for a look into the Microfinance sector and a lender profile!

For almost two years, Kiva has been working with field partners in Mongolia! This month we will be highlighting our partners and clients in the country through the Passport Series. Mongolia is a country in Northern Asia surrounded by Russia and China. It is slightly smaller than Alaska and has a population around 3 million.

Mongolians are traditionally nomadic families who live in "gers" (circular... Continue Reading >>

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