Blog posts tagged with Kiva News

Jul 7, 2009
The total of all loans made through Kiva in June was

$4,909,050.00

That makes June the fifth record month on Kiva in a row. To recap the past four record months:

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

Congratulations Kiva Lenders! You are pushing Kiva to new heights!

(And if you have credit in your Kiva Account, there are over 1,000 loans... 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
Thursday, Kiva quietly launched in Liberia, and Kiva Lenders noticed - within an hour all loans were fully funded, despite the dozens of other loans on the website!

Kiva’s first partner in Liberia is called Liberian Enterprise Assistance Program, or LEAP. The logo demonstrates that this acronym is not a lucky mistake, but an intentional choice to demonstrate that with a micro-loan from LEAP – you can leap into a better life!

Liberia is freshly recovering from two major wars that finally came to an end in 2003. The wars created serious problems with the infrastructure... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
UPDATE: Due to a breaking story on CNN, this story has been rescheduled for next Thursday, July 2.



Don't forget to watch Money and Main Street on CNN tonight!

Tune in at 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central, 6pm Mountain and 5pm Pacific time.

The show will be featuring some of Kiva's first US entrepreneurs! Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
We’re constantly working hard to improve the Kiva website for the lenders who use the site to lend money to entrepreneurs, for the entrepreneurs whose loans are funded on Kiva and for the microfinance institutions Kiva partners with who facilitate the loans on the ground (Field Partners).

One improvement we’ve been working on for some time relates to the way Kiva loans are affected by foreign currency fluctuations. Foreign currency has significant impact on our Field Partners, and we’re excited that we’ve created a solution we think will be really effective in addressing this... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009


This Thursday (tomorrow!) watch CNN's Money & Main Street for a segment on Kiva!

Money & Main Street airs in the US on CNN at 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central, 6pm Mountain and 5pm Pacific time. Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009



Hear Matt Flannery, CEO and Co-Founder of Kiva.org, speak at the FRONTLINE/World Heroes Froam a Small Planet Film Festival.
"This year's festival will feature the latest films from FRONTLINE/World's Social Entrepreneur Series. Learn about one man's mission to improve wheelchairs in the developing world and how young Egyptians are combating mass unemployment by building their own companies. Also, the story of a pioneering surgeon who's changing women's lives in Sierra Leone; and an encore screening of the Kiva story."
Where: Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, San... 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

Every month we hold an open conference call as an open forum for lenders and Kiva staff to talk about what's going on. Please...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
It takes a lot to make the work we do at Kiva possible. From expertise to awareness building and funding—our supporters make a HUGE difference. Here are some folks you might not know about who have helped Kiva in the first half of 2009:

Ernst & Young: At the 2008, Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Ernst & Young, the global professional services organization awarded Kiva a donation of $1,000,000 of in-kind resources over three years. As part of its commitment to entrepreneurship and... 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
As part of Kiva's US pilot partnerships launching, Kiva was featured on ABC's "Good Morning America" and "World News with Charles Gibson!" If you missed these stories last week, make sure to check them out here!


















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
At Devex.com we publish news and analysis on current issues, organizations, and personalities in international development, and we are happy to let you know that the recently published article “Kiva Fellows Connect Online Lenders with Borrowers” highlights your organization's work.
You can find the full text at http://www.devex.com/articles/kiva-fellows-connect-online-lenders-with-borrowers.

We would like to encourage you to link to this site and distribute it to your friends and partners.
It is the mission of Devex (...
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
Kiva has just wrapped its press tour to announce the US pilot! We've had an incredible few days which included interviews on Good Morning America, ABC World News with Charles Gibson, the BBC, Marketplace, ABC Radio, FOXBusiness.com and many many more!!!!

We've been incredibly excited to see the response on the website - we've had thousands of new lenders register and an exciting increase in loans funded.

Here are some fun pics from our trip to New York:

Good Morning America:













... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
Woohoo! We just saw our segment on Good Morning America! Thanks to everyone who played a part in this - volunteers, fellows, employees, and especially our lenders! What an exciting time in Kiva history!

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
By Anonymous

Today Kiva got a little closer to its mission of connecting people around the world for the sake of alleviating poverty. Starting today, lenders can make loans to microentrepreneurs in the US.

When Kiva first started, it focused on lending to entrepreneurs in Africa. In the last 4 years we have expanded to many more regions around the world, focusing in developing nations. However, our desire has always been to be a truly global organization, and to...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

Mark your calendars, schedule your DVR, and tell everyone you know.  Kiva will be on Good Morning America TOMORROW morning, Wednesday, June 10th.  Make sure you tune in to watch the Kiva segment in the second hour (starting at 8am) and the follow up on ABC World News tomorrow night. To find out when Good Morning America and ABC World News air in your area, check your local TV guide. 

Be sure to tune in as we'll be announcing something BIG...
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

Our next Kiva Community Conference Call is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17th at 2 pm PDT.This is an opportunity for Kiva lenders to call in and ask us anything! The call in info is:

Dial in US: 866-740-1260
Dial in (Outside US): +1 303-248-0285
Access Code: 6415483

We hope to hear you on the line!


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 >>

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Blog posts tagged with Kiva News

Jul 7, 2009
The total of all loans made through Kiva in June was

$4,909,050.00

That makes June the fifth record month on Kiva in a row. To recap the past four record months:

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

Congratulations Kiva Lenders! You are pushing Kiva to new heights!

(And if you have credit in your Kiva Account, there are over 1,000 loans... 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
Thursday, Kiva quietly launched in Liberia, and Kiva Lenders noticed - within an hour all loans were fully funded, despite the dozens of other loans on the website!

Kiva’s first partner in Liberia is called Liberian Enterprise Assistance Program, or LEAP. The logo demonstrates that this acronym is not a lucky mistake, but an intentional choice to demonstrate that with a micro-loan from LEAP – you can leap into a better life!

Liberia is freshly recovering from two major wars that finally came to an end in 2003. The wars created serious problems with the infrastructure... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
UPDATE: Due to a breaking story on CNN, this story has been rescheduled for next Thursday, July 2.



Don't forget to watch Money and Main Street on CNN tonight!

Tune in at 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central, 6pm Mountain and 5pm Pacific time.

The show will be featuring some of Kiva's first US entrepreneurs! Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
We’re constantly working hard to improve the Kiva website for the lenders who use the site to lend money to entrepreneurs, for the entrepreneurs whose loans are funded on Kiva and for the microfinance institutions Kiva partners with who facilitate the loans on the ground (Field Partners).

One improvement we’ve been working on for some time relates to the way Kiva loans are affected by foreign currency fluctuations. Foreign currency has significant impact on our Field Partners, and we’re excited that we’ve created a solution we think will be really effective in addressing this... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
By Fiona Ramsey


This Thursday (tomorrow!) watch CNN's Money & Main Street for a segment on Kiva!

Money & Main Street airs in the US on CNN at 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central, 6pm Mountain and 5pm Pacific time. Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009



Hear Matt Flannery, CEO and Co-Founder of Kiva.org, speak at the FRONTLINE/World Heroes Froam a Small Planet Film Festival.
"This year's festival will feature the latest films from FRONTLINE/World's Social Entrepreneur Series. Learn about one man's mission to improve wheelchairs in the developing world and how young Egyptians are combating mass unemployment by building their own companies. Also, the story of a pioneering surgeon who's changing women's lives in Sierra Leone; and an encore screening of the Kiva story."
Where: Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, San... 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

Every month we hold an open conference call as an open forum for lenders and Kiva staff to talk about what's going on. Please...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
It takes a lot to make the work we do at Kiva possible. From expertise to awareness building and funding—our supporters make a HUGE difference. Here are some folks you might not know about who have helped Kiva in the first half of 2009:

Ernst & Young: At the 2008, Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Ernst & Young, the global professional services organization awarded Kiva a donation of $1,000,000 of in-kind resources over three years. As part of its commitment to entrepreneurship and... 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
As part of Kiva's US pilot partnerships launching, Kiva was featured on ABC's "Good Morning America" and "World News with Charles Gibson!" If you missed these stories last week, make sure to check them out here!


















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
At Devex.com we publish news and analysis on current issues, organizations, and personalities in international development, and we are happy to let you know that the recently published article “Kiva Fellows Connect Online Lenders with Borrowers” highlights your organization's work.
You can find the full text at http://www.devex.com/articles/kiva-fellows-connect-online-lenders-with-borrowers.

We would like to encourage you to link to this site and distribute it to your friends and partners.
It is the mission of Devex (...
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
By Fiona Ramsey
Kiva has just wrapped its press tour to announce the US pilot! We've had an incredible few days which included interviews on Good Morning America, ABC World News with Charles Gibson, the BBC, Marketplace, ABC Radio, FOXBusiness.com and many many more!!!!

We've been incredibly excited to see the response on the website - we've had thousands of new lenders register and an exciting increase in loans funded.

Here are some fun pics from our trip to New York:

Good Morning America:













... Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009
Woohoo! We just saw our segment on Good Morning America! Thanks to everyone who played a part in this - volunteers, fellows, employees, and especially our lenders! What an exciting time in Kiva history!

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
By Anonymous

Today Kiva got a little closer to its mission of connecting people around the world for the sake of alleviating poverty. Starting today, lenders can make loans to microentrepreneurs in the US.

When Kiva first started, it focused on lending to entrepreneurs in Africa. In the last 4 years we have expanded to many more regions around the world, focusing in developing nations. However, our desire has always been to be a truly global organization, and to...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2009

Mark your calendars, schedule your DVR, and tell everyone you know.  Kiva will be on Good Morning America TOMORROW morning, Wednesday, June 10th.  Make sure you tune in to watch the Kiva segment in the second hour (starting at 8am) and the follow up on ABC World News tomorrow night. To find out when Good Morning America and ABC World News air in your area, check your local TV guide. 

Be sure to tune in as we'll be announcing something BIG...
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

Our next Kiva Community Conference Call is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17th at 2 pm PDT.This is an opportunity for Kiva lenders to call in and ask us anything! The call in info is:

Dial in US: 866-740-1260
Dial in (Outside US): +1 303-248-0285
Access Code: 6415483

We hope to hear you on the line!


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 >>

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