Blog posts tagged with Kiva News

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 different facets of microfinance! We will explore the differences... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010
Bob Harris, author, journalist, and Kiva lender since 2009, is traveling the world and writing a book about his experiences as a Kiva lender. Bob is also the Team Captain of the Friends of Bob Harris lending team which finished November in 7th place Kiva-wide in Amount Loaned -- and is currently up to 4th place for December, with over $3000 loaned already! Check out his blog! This post, written for Kiva and posted on his own blog, catalogs his thoughts and experiences in Kenya.




I’m writing from Nairobi after an amazing lap around... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2010

Written by: Kathy Lin, Kiva Fellow, VFC Rwanda


The noon-day heat of equatorial sun beat down on tin roofs and dirt roads. It...

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2010
This week is the second week of our look into Rwanda with the Passport Series! Check out our Country Profile from last week!


Microfinance has been around since the 1970’s and has slowly been expanding to every corner of the world. The...

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2010
Rwanda is a beautiful, lush, tiny country in East Africa. This month we will feature Rwanda with weekly blog posts about the country, its MFIs, lenders to, and borrowers from this country! Kiva has partnerships with three MFI’s in Rwanda: Urwego Opportunity Bank , Vision Finance Company, and Amasezarano Community Banking, S.A.



... Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2010
Check out our previous post about Afghanistan here

In a country where the average annual income of an individual is $1,490 (about $4/day) USD, one could only imagine the need for loans that an individual from Afghanistan would need to become a successful entrepreneur.

Ariana Financial Services, Joint Stock Company (AFS), began as a partner of Mercy Corps in May 2003 with help from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While their early operations focused on District 7 in Kabul, they...
Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2010
Kiva recently went through an internal transition to Google Apps from some other email systems. The experience of moving to Google Appps demonstrated how entrepreneurial Kiva is. It's worth a brief recount and some thanks to those that helped. It also clarified the role of IT in a non-profit for us, which I'll cover.


Moving to Google Apps

The decision process was painless. Kivans were solving problems with Google services on their own that our old mail systems could not. IT was already leaning towards a Google Apps move... Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2010
Jonathon Stalls and his dog, Kanoa, have completed 173 days and over 2,100 miles so far on their KivaWalk across the country! Jonathon wanted to share more about his adventure with the Kiva community and wanted to encourage his supporters to join him for his final miles walking into San Francisco in the next few months!

Update from Jonathon Stalls in his own words:

Greetings!
With over 2,100 miles on-foot...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2010
This week, Josh Clark of How Stuff Works, the digital duo deconstructing our world, released a two-part blog post... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2010

Kiva will be hosting their very first Social Enterprise Lab!

When: Wednesday, August 11th, 12:30PM
...
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2010

Jonathon Stalls and his dog, Kanoa, have completed 132 days and over 1,600 miles so far on their KivaWalk...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2010

Thanks to the support of our lenders, funders and Field Partners, Kiva continues to grow. If you want to be part of the Kiva team and help us in our mission to alleviate poverty through lending, then consider applying for one of the open positions at Kiva here.

Already have a job? Are you in school? Maybe you want to help out on the side? Kiva relies on hundreds of volunteers to help us fulfill our mission. Learn more about our open volunteer...

Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2010
Jonathon Stalls and his travel companion, Kanoa, have completed 79 days and 1,009 total miles so far on their KivaWalk across ...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2010
We are thrilled to announce that Kiva has won a $1 million grant through the Sam's Club Giving Made Simple campaign. The campaign ran from April 8th to May 2nd with over 125,000 Sam’s Club members and associates placing votes for their favorite charities. For more information on the campaign, please click here.

Sharon Orlopp, SVP People, Sam's Club; Matt Flannery, Co-Founder & CEO, Kiva; Brian Cornell, CEO, Sam's Club

Thank you to everyone who supported Kiva throughout the campaign. We... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2010
Togo is currently ranked 10th in number of Kiva loans administered.


... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2010
You love Facebook, and you love Kiva. Well, now you can enjoy what you love about Facebook, on the Kiva website!

Kiva has integrated some new Facebook Social Plugins into the website, to make your Kiva experience even more personalized and social.

• "Like" it - Love it!
You've used the "Like" button on Facebook to tell your friend you liked their picture or status update. Now you can "Like" Kiva businesses, and see which businesses your friends "Like"!

• Activity Feeds on Kiva!
The new Activity Feed on the Kiva homepage keeps you up-to-date... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2010
Today, Azerbaijan is ranked 14th in number of Kiva loans administered.

Kiva has been lending in Azerbaijan since 2006 and the Kiva community has lent over $5.2 million dollars supporting 4,661 loans to low-income entrepreneurs there. Our two Field Partners in Azerbaijan are Komak Credit Union and Aqroinvest Credit Union. We provide statistics on population, literacy rate, average income, and more on our Field Partner pages.

Here we wanted to share some other interesting and helpful facts about Azerbaijan. We plan to post unique... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2010
Well, you can!

Each time you make a loan on Kiva, your Facebook profile will share this information with your friends. It's a wonderful way to spread the word about the Kiva entrepreneurs you have chosen to support from all around the world.

Please read the document below to learn how to share your loan activity on Facebook.

Sharing Your Kiva Activity on Facebook...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2010
We wanted to let you all know about an exciting change that went live on Kiva at the beginning of this month. Going forward, when a Field Partner uploads a loan request, they will no longer be able to choose the option of covering borrower default.

For roughly a year, Kiva allowed its Field Partners the option to cover entrepreneur defaults. This meant that even if an entrepreneur you supported couldn’t repay their loan, their Field Partner could opt to pay you back anyway.

Kiva originally decided to offer this option because it was more efficient to manage repayments on... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2010
Kiva has made it to the final round of voting in Project 7’s Grand Giveaway! We have the opportunity to win $15,000 and Kiva is one of three organizations under the contest’s “Build the Future” category. You can vote for Kiva today by clicking here, entering your email address, and then clicking on the "Build" checkbox on the ballot. Voting ends on January 31st!

... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2009

Congratulations to Support Resort and their Lending Team ...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2009

Congratulations to everyone who placed in the Kiva Instructional Video Competition hosted by Tongal! We were very impressed with the entries and had our work cut out for us last week when we sat down to judge over...

Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2009
Don't miss the opportunity to purchase a 2010 Kiva Calendar! If you would like your calendar to arrive in time for the holidays, it is recommended to submit your order soon. The calendars are available for purchase individually ($5 per calendar) or as discounted 5-packs ($14).


The Kiva Calendar is fully designed and created by the KivaFriends
community. This year's Kiva calendar features images of Kiva entrepreneurs from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Each month... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2009
Looking for a gift to give to friends to celebrate a special occasion or the holidays? Visit Facebook’s Gift Shop and give Kiva’s virtual piggy bank to your Facebook friends!




Your purchase will help support Kiva’s mission to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating...
Continue Reading >>

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Blog posts tagged with Kiva News

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 different facets of microfinance! We will explore the differences... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2010
Bob Harris, author, journalist, and Kiva lender since 2009, is traveling the world and writing a book about his experiences as a Kiva lender. Bob is also the Team Captain of the Friends of Bob Harris lending team which finished November in 7th place Kiva-wide in Amount Loaned -- and is currently up to 4th place for December, with over $3000 loaned already! Check out his blog! This post, written for Kiva and posted on his own blog, catalogs his thoughts and experiences in Kenya.




I’m writing from Nairobi after an amazing lap around... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2010

Written by: Kathy Lin, Kiva Fellow, VFC Rwanda


The noon-day heat of equatorial sun beat down on tin roofs and dirt roads. It...

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2010
This week is the second week of our look into Rwanda with the Passport Series! Check out our Country Profile from last week!


Microfinance has been around since the 1970’s and has slowly been expanding to every corner of the world. The...

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2010
Rwanda is a beautiful, lush, tiny country in East Africa. This month we will feature Rwanda with weekly blog posts about the country, its MFIs, lenders to, and borrowers from this country! Kiva has partnerships with three MFI’s in Rwanda: Urwego Opportunity Bank , Vision Finance Company, and Amasezarano Community Banking, S.A.



... Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2010
Check out our previous post about Afghanistan here

In a country where the average annual income of an individual is $1,490 (about $4/day) USD, one could only imagine the need for loans that an individual from Afghanistan would need to become a successful entrepreneur.

Ariana Financial Services, Joint Stock Company (AFS), began as a partner of Mercy Corps in May 2003 with help from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While their early operations focused on District 7 in Kabul, they...
Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2010
By Rich Bodo
Kiva recently went through an internal transition to Google Apps from some other email systems. The experience of moving to Google Appps demonstrated how entrepreneurial Kiva is. It's worth a brief recount and some thanks to those that helped. It also clarified the role of IT in a non-profit for us, which I'll cover.


Moving to Google Apps

The decision process was painless. Kivans were solving problems with Google services on their own that our old mail systems could not. IT was already leaning towards a Google Apps move... Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2010
Jonathon Stalls and his dog, Kanoa, have completed 173 days and over 2,100 miles so far on their KivaWalk across the country! Jonathon wanted to share more about his adventure with the Kiva community and wanted to encourage his supporters to join him for his final miles walking into San Francisco in the next few months!

Update from Jonathon Stalls in his own words:

Greetings!
With over 2,100 miles on-foot...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2010
This week, Josh Clark of How Stuff Works, the digital duo deconstructing our world, released a two-part blog post... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2010

Kiva will be hosting their very first Social Enterprise Lab!

When: Wednesday, August 11th, 12:30PM
...
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2010

Jonathon Stalls and his dog, Kanoa, have completed 132 days and over 1,600 miles so far on their KivaWalk...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2010

Thanks to the support of our lenders, funders and Field Partners, Kiva continues to grow. If you want to be part of the Kiva team and help us in our mission to alleviate poverty through lending, then consider applying for one of the open positions at Kiva here.

Already have a job? Are you in school? Maybe you want to help out on the side? Kiva relies on hundreds of volunteers to help us fulfill our mission. Learn more about our open volunteer...

Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2010
Jonathon Stalls and his travel companion, Kanoa, have completed 79 days and 1,009 total miles so far on their KivaWalk across ...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2010
We are thrilled to announce that Kiva has won a $1 million grant through the Sam's Club Giving Made Simple campaign. The campaign ran from April 8th to May 2nd with over 125,000 Sam’s Club members and associates placing votes for their favorite charities. For more information on the campaign, please click here.

Sharon Orlopp, SVP People, Sam's Club; Matt Flannery, Co-Founder & CEO, Kiva; Brian Cornell, CEO, Sam's Club

Thank you to everyone who supported Kiva throughout the campaign. We... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2010
By Mollie Casper
Togo is currently ranked 10th in number of Kiva loans administered.


... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2010
You love Facebook, and you love Kiva. Well, now you can enjoy what you love about Facebook, on the Kiva website!

Kiva has integrated some new Facebook Social Plugins into the website, to make your Kiva experience even more personalized and social.

• "Like" it - Love it!
You've used the "Like" button on Facebook to tell your friend you liked their picture or status update. Now you can "Like" Kiva businesses, and see which businesses your friends "Like"!

• Activity Feeds on Kiva!
The new Activity Feed on the Kiva homepage keeps you up-to-date... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2010
Today, Azerbaijan is ranked 14th in number of Kiva loans administered.

Kiva has been lending in Azerbaijan since 2006 and the Kiva community has lent over $5.2 million dollars supporting 4,661 loans to low-income entrepreneurs there. Our two Field Partners in Azerbaijan are Komak Credit Union and Aqroinvest Credit Union. We provide statistics on population, literacy rate, average income, and more on our Field Partner pages.

Here we wanted to share some other interesting and helpful facts about Azerbaijan. We plan to post unique... Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2010
Well, you can!

Each time you make a loan on Kiva, your Facebook profile will share this information with your friends. It's a wonderful way to spread the word about the Kiva entrepreneurs you have chosen to support from all around the world.

Please read the document below to learn how to share your loan activity on Facebook.

Sharing Your Kiva Activity on Facebook...
Continue Reading >>
Feb 2, 2010
We wanted to let you all know about an exciting change that went live on Kiva at the beginning of this month. Going forward, when a Field Partner uploads a loan request, they will no longer be able to choose the option of covering borrower default.

For roughly a year, Kiva allowed its Field Partners the option to cover entrepreneur defaults. This meant that even if an entrepreneur you supported couldn’t repay their loan, their Field Partner could opt to pay you back anyway.

Kiva originally decided to offer this option because it was more efficient to manage repayments on... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2010
Kiva has made it to the final round of voting in Project 7’s Grand Giveaway! We have the opportunity to win $15,000 and Kiva is one of three organizations under the contest’s “Build the Future” category. You can vote for Kiva today by clicking here, entering your email address, and then clicking on the "Build" checkbox on the ballot. Voting ends on January 31st!

... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2009

Congratulations to Support Resort and their Lending Team ...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2009

Congratulations to everyone who placed in the Kiva Instructional Video Competition hosted by Tongal! We were very impressed with the entries and had our work cut out for us last week when we sat down to judge over...

Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2009
Don't miss the opportunity to purchase a 2010 Kiva Calendar! If you would like your calendar to arrive in time for the holidays, it is recommended to submit your order soon. The calendars are available for purchase individually ($5 per calendar) or as discounted 5-packs ($14).


The Kiva Calendar is fully designed and created by the KivaFriends
community. This year's Kiva calendar features images of Kiva entrepreneurs from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Each month... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2009
Looking for a gift to give to friends to celebrate a special occasion or the holidays? Visit Facebook’s Gift Shop and give Kiva’s virtual piggy bank to your Facebook friends!




Your purchase will help support Kiva’s mission to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2009
Calling all Kiva Lenders in the New York area!


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