Blog posts tagged with Kiva News

Dec 12, 2009
Support Resort, an outsourced web development and customer support provider, has launched a campaign in which the company will match up to $15,000 in loans made through its Kiva lending team.

...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2009
Dear Kiva Lenders:

We noticed, following some recent stories in the press about philanthropy and Kiva, that some Kiva Lenders may have incorrect assumptions and some misunderstandings about Kiva.

In the spirit of clarity, we want to state a few facts:

1. The borrowers listed on Kiva are real people.
Over 267,000 people have received a loan through Kiva. These are real people, and their picture, name and location are listed with their loan request (when privacy considerations permit). In many cases these people are in remote places, and much... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2009
Yes you can! Trey Ratcliff, creator of photography blog www.StuckInCustoms.com, will be donating a percentage of all profits from his new book, “A World in HDR,” to Kiva. His book is about a new style of photography called High Dynamic Range (HDR) and hits stores in December. Learn more about “A World in HDR” here.



Thank you to Trey for this partnership with Kiva...
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2009
Hi Kiva Friends!

Who (or what) has made a lasting impression on you? Please take a couple of seconds and share your answer by visiting www.barefootwineimpression.com or post on Twitter and include the “#impression” hashtag.



For each “impression” you share, $1 is being donated to Kiva by Barefoot Wine who is celebrating the release of its limited edition Barefoot Impression red...
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2009


Kiva has the opportunity to win over $1,000,000 with the collective participation of our community! To nominate Kiva,
vote here and search for Kiva Microfunds.

All votes made between now and December 11th will help us reach the contest’s top 100 charities list ($25,000 prize) and we can then go onto the next round.

Please vote today and share news about the... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2009

Matt Flannery is currently sitting at #3 in the running for Huffington Post's Ultimate Game Changer! Vote for him now and lets help raise more awareness about Kiva's impact around the globe.

It's only one step to vote, click here.


Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2009

Join 4 community enterprises, Kiva, Hub Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and The David Brower Center, as we celebrate the remarkable achievement of 4 years and almost 100 million dollars in loans that Kiva has realized since its creation.  

... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2009
Hi everyone,

Our cause on Facebook just entered in America's Giving Challenge, which gives us a chance to win $50,000!

Please donate today: http://www.causes.com/donations/select_donation_method?cause_id=559

To win, between now and November 7th we have to get the most donations to our cause (every person can donate once per day and have it count as a unique donation). We can also win daily awards of $1,000 and $500 if we can get the most people to donate in any 24-hour period. The great thing about this Challenge is that it doesn't matter how much you give,... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2009
It's time to CELEBRATE!!

This year, Kiva’s 4th Birthday (officially on October 12) falls near a major milestone—the organization is close to facilitating over 100 million dollars in microloans to small business entrepreneurs around the globe!

In San Francisco we'll be celebrating this event by co-hosting a party
at...
Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2009
Last Monday, we welcomed 49 dynamic individuals to the Kiva office to train them to become our newest Kiva Fellows team! The Kiva Fellows Program recruits, trains and deploys skilled volunteers for three to four month assignments working directly with our Field Partners.

By Friday of last week, we had graduated the group as official Kiva Fellows to be deployed to locations all around the globe, including among others Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru and the Philippines.


Over the coming weeks and months you can keep up with this...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009

Thanks to Yola.com, Kiva will have a presence at SOCAP09 this week and we’re thrilled about the opportunity!

Kiva is proudly partnering with both...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009

Kivas Community Outreach Team is thrilled to announce the recent release of the ...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009
A very important element of Kiva is the interest rate paid by entrepreneurs to the Field Partners who facilitate each loan.

Recap on Interest Rates

If you're new to Kiva, let us break it down for you like this:

1. When you make a loan to a Kiva entrepreneur, 100% of your loan funds are received by Kiva.
2. Kiva then passes 100% of your loan funds to the Field Partner (microfinance institution on the ground that Kiva has partnered with)
3. The Field Partner passes 100% of your loan funds on to the... Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009

One word you’ll constantly hear around the Kiva office is “efficiency.” It’s a key theme at Kiva because the more efficient we can be, the more loans can get funded on the website, and the more we can achieve our social mission.

We’re going to try an experiment in the coming weeks: we’ll be allowing some loan requests to be posted to the website without an English translation.

How does this help Kiva be more efficient?...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009
Want to help redesign a website?  Looking for a way to put those engineering skills to use?  Need to channel some creative energy?  We have just the opportunity for you!


...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009

Last week, at long last, Kiva launched in Armenia with our first new partner in the country: Nor Horizon Universal Credit Organization. The first loan for Gohar Alikhanyan, a 49-year old widow who runs a fruit stand in the capital city, was funded within hours. More loans from Nor Horizon will be up on the site very soon, keep checking back on the site!

To tell you a little bit about Nor Horizon, the organization was originally founded by OXFAM Great Britain. The organization's mission is to provide high-quality business development services to enterprising individuals and... Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009
You might have been following Kiva's incredible 5 month stretch of record lending, each month breaking the previous record:

February $3,828,825.00
March $4,282,625.00
April $4,487,875.00
May $4,643,100.00
June $4,909,050.00

What an incredible five months! While we were hoping this might continue Titanic-style (we think big at Kiva), July didn't beat June's incredible record of over $4.9 million loaned. However, July ... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009
At Kiva, we have the luxury of having the support of some of the most innovative businesses around the world. One of those businesses, Nau, a supporter of Kiva via their Partners for Change program, is announcing a new initiative - their first annual Grant for Change.

Nau will be giving away a $10,000 grant designed to support individuals who instigate lasting, positive change in their communities. The grant is nomination-based, and voter-driven, which means you get to shape who will win the prize. Maybe this means you nominate yourself, or maybe it means you nominate...
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009
Back in May, an organization Social Designer, which curates and creates smart products that tune into the greater good, held a t-shirt design competition where the winning design would be sold and 20% of the proceeds would go to support Kiva.

Well, the contest is over and a winner has been named! Check it out here.

Big thanks go out to socialdesigner.com for choosing Kiva to benefit from this contest! For more information, visit www.socialdesigner.com.
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009

Can you change lives while changing the way you do laundry? It sounds odd at first. What does laundry have to do with Kiva? We asked ourselves the same question. But when we found that some of Purex’s employees were avid Kiva lenders and that they wanted to find a way to let people discover Kiva and make a difference by connecting their Purex purchase with Purex loans to mom entrepreneurs, we thought it would be an interesting experiment in small actions that can add up to big impact.

When you purchase a package of the new Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets you can... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009
The London-based Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI) has published the 2009 Microfinance Banana Skins report.

According to the Center for Financial Inclusion Blog:
"This year’s report reflects the fundamental shift in the sector risk landscape, as perceived by participants, since the 2008 report. The global economic and financial crisis of the past year has brought to the forefront risks of credit quality, liquidity and funding that are commanding the attention of investors."Check out the report here.

... Continue Reading >>
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
Please join us in welcoming Kiva´s newest partner in Bolivia, CIDRE, to the Kiva family!

CIDRE is a nonprofit organization located in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Their mission is ¨to contribute to the sustainable development of small-level dairy/livestock producers and of rural and semi-urban micro and small businesses, through the provision of quality financial services.¨

With over 20 years experience serving rural entrepreneurs, and we are delighted to give Kiva lenders the opportunity to support CIDRE´s important work in some of the poorest and most isolated areas of Bolivia... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009
Have you ever wondered who is out there in the field, taking Kiva videos like this:




In many cases, it's a Kiva Fellow.

Kiva Fellows are a crucial part of making Kiva work, working with Kiva's Field Partners on the ground, and meeting with Kiva Entrepreneurs.

We are now accepting applications for the... Continue Reading >>

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Blog posts tagged with Kiva News

Dec 12, 2009
Support Resort, an outsourced web development and customer support provider, has launched a campaign in which the company will match up to $15,000 in loans made through its Kiva lending team.

...
Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2009
By Gerard Niemira
Dear Kiva Lenders:

We noticed, following some recent stories in the press about philanthropy and Kiva, that some Kiva Lenders may have incorrect assumptions and some misunderstandings about Kiva.

In the spirit of clarity, we want to state a few facts:

1. The borrowers listed on Kiva are real people.
Over 267,000 people have received a loan through Kiva. These are real people, and their picture, name and location are listed with their loan request (when privacy considerations permit). In many cases these people are in remote places, and much... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2009
Yes you can! Trey Ratcliff, creator of photography blog www.StuckInCustoms.com, will be donating a percentage of all profits from his new book, “A World in HDR,” to Kiva. His book is about a new style of photography called High Dynamic Range (HDR) and hits stores in December. Learn more about “A World in HDR” here.



Thank you to Trey for this partnership with Kiva...
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2009
Hi Kiva Friends!

Who (or what) has made a lasting impression on you? Please take a couple of seconds and share your answer by visiting www.barefootwineimpression.com or post on Twitter and include the “#impression” hashtag.



For each “impression” you share, $1 is being donated to Kiva by Barefoot Wine who is celebrating the release of its limited edition Barefoot Impression red...
Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2009


Kiva has the opportunity to win over $1,000,000 with the collective participation of our community! To nominate Kiva,
vote here and search for Kiva Microfunds.

All votes made between now and December 11th will help us reach the contest’s top 100 charities list ($25,000 prize) and we can then go onto the next round.

Please vote today and share news about the... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2009

Matt Flannery is currently sitting at #3 in the running for Huffington Post's Ultimate Game Changer! Vote for him now and lets help raise more awareness about Kiva's impact around the globe.

It's only one step to vote, click here.


Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2009

Join 4 community enterprises, Kiva, Hub Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and The David Brower Center, as we celebrate the remarkable achievement of 4 years and almost 100 million dollars in loans that Kiva has realized since its creation.  

... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2009
Hi everyone,

Our cause on Facebook just entered in America's Giving Challenge, which gives us a chance to win $50,000!

Please donate today: http://www.causes.com/donations/select_donation_method?cause_id=559

To win, between now and November 7th we have to get the most donations to our cause (every person can donate once per day and have it count as a unique donation). We can also win daily awards of $1,000 and $500 if we can get the most people to donate in any 24-hour period. The great thing about this Challenge is that it doesn't matter how much you give,... Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2009
It's time to CELEBRATE!!

This year, Kiva’s 4th Birthday (officially on October 12) falls near a major milestone—the organization is close to facilitating over 100 million dollars in microloans to small business entrepreneurs around the globe!

In San Francisco we'll be celebrating this event by co-hosting a party
at...
Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2009
Last Monday, we welcomed 49 dynamic individuals to the Kiva office to train them to become our newest Kiva Fellows team! The Kiva Fellows Program recruits, trains and deploys skilled volunteers for three to four month assignments working directly with our Field Partners.

By Friday of last week, we had graduated the group as official Kiva Fellows to be deployed to locations all around the globe, including among others Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru and the Philippines.


Over the coming weeks and months you can keep up with this...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009

Thanks to Yola.com, Kiva will have a presence at SOCAP09 this week and we’re thrilled about the opportunity!

Kiva is proudly partnering with both...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009

Kivas Community Outreach Team is thrilled to announce the recent release of the ...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009
By Gerard Niemira
A very important element of Kiva is the interest rate paid by entrepreneurs to the Field Partners who facilitate each loan.

Recap on Interest Rates

If you're new to Kiva, let us break it down for you like this:

1. When you make a loan to a Kiva entrepreneur, 100% of your loan funds are received by Kiva.
2. Kiva then passes 100% of your loan funds to the Field Partner (microfinance institution on the ground that Kiva has partnered with)
3. The Field Partner passes 100% of your loan funds on to the... Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009

One word you’ll constantly hear around the Kiva office is “efficiency.” It’s a key theme at Kiva because the more efficient we can be, the more loans can get funded on the website, and the more we can achieve our social mission.

We’re going to try an experiment in the coming weeks: we’ll be allowing some loan requests to be posted to the website without an English translation.

How does this help Kiva be more efficient?...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009
Want to help redesign a website?  Looking for a way to put those engineering skills to use?  Need to channel some creative energy?  We have just the opportunity for you!


...
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009

Last week, at long last, Kiva launched in Armenia with our first new partner in the country: Nor Horizon Universal Credit Organization. The first loan for Gohar Alikhanyan, a 49-year old widow who runs a fruit stand in the capital city, was funded within hours. More loans from Nor Horizon will be up on the site very soon, keep checking back on the site!

To tell you a little bit about Nor Horizon, the organization was originally founded by OXFAM Great Britain. The organization's mission is to provide high-quality business development services to enterprising individuals and... Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci
Aug 8, 2009
You might have been following Kiva's incredible 5 month stretch of record lending, each month breaking the previous record:

February $3,828,825.00
March $4,282,625.00
April $4,487,875.00
May $4,643,100.00
June $4,909,050.00

What an incredible five months! While we were hoping this might continue Titanic-style (we think big at Kiva), July didn't beat June's incredible record of over $4.9 million loaned. However, July ... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009
At Kiva, we have the luxury of having the support of some of the most innovative businesses around the world. One of those businesses, Nau, a supporter of Kiva via their Partners for Change program, is announcing a new initiative - their first annual Grant for Change.

Nau will be giving away a $10,000 grant designed to support individuals who instigate lasting, positive change in their communities. The grant is nomination-based, and voter-driven, which means you get to shape who will win the prize. Maybe this means you nominate yourself, or maybe it means you nominate...
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009
Back in May, an organization Social Designer, which curates and creates smart products that tune into the greater good, held a t-shirt design competition where the winning design would be sold and 20% of the proceeds would go to support Kiva.

Well, the contest is over and a winner has been named! Check it out here.

Big thanks go out to socialdesigner.com for choosing Kiva to benefit from this contest! For more information, visit www.socialdesigner.com.
Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009
By Bennett Grassano

Can you change lives while changing the way you do laundry? It sounds odd at first. What does laundry have to do with Kiva? We asked ourselves the same question. But when we found that some of Purex’s employees were avid Kiva lenders and that they wanted to find a way to let people discover Kiva and make a difference by connecting their Purex purchase with Purex loans to mom entrepreneurs, we thought it would be an interesting experiment in small actions that can add up to big impact.

When you purchase a package of the new Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets you can... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009
The London-based Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI) has published the 2009 Microfinance Banana Skins report.

According to the Center for Financial Inclusion Blog:
"This year’s report reflects the fundamental shift in the sector risk landscape, as perceived by participants, since the 2008 report. The global economic and financial crisis of the past year has brought to the forefront risks of credit quality, liquidity and funding that are commanding the attention of investors."Check out the report here.

... Continue Reading >>
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
Please join us in welcoming Kiva´s newest partner in Bolivia, CIDRE, to the Kiva family!

CIDRE is a nonprofit organization located in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Their mission is ¨to contribute to the sustainable development of small-level dairy/livestock producers and of rural and semi-urban micro and small businesses, through the provision of quality financial services.¨

With over 20 years experience serving rural entrepreneurs, and we are delighted to give Kiva lenders the opportunity to support CIDRE´s important work in some of the poorest and most isolated areas of Bolivia... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009
By JD Bergeron
Have you ever wondered who is out there in the field, taking Kiva videos like this:




In many cases, it's a Kiva Fellow.

Kiva Fellows are a crucial part of making Kiva work, working with Kiva's Field Partners on the ground, and meeting with Kiva Entrepreneurs.

We are now accepting applications for the... Continue Reading >>

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