Blog posts tagged with Kiva News
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 >>
Thank you to Trey for this partnership with Kiva... Continue Reading >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
In San Francisco we'll be celebrating this event by co-hosting a party at...
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...
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...
Kiva’s Community Outreach Team is thrilled to announce the recent release of the ...Continue Reading >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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.
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 >>
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 >>