Blog posts tagged with Kiva Supporters

Jul 7, 2009

Calling all Kivans in the UK!

The Go Game Event in SF was such a success that we’ve decided to host a similar event in a secret location near Leicester Square in...

Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009
In Q2, Intel's Small Things Challenge registered over 135,000 clicks! Intel is going to round up these clicks, and will be providing $37,500 to be split equally between Kiva and Save the Children.

If you haven't clicked on the Small Things Challenge - do it now! It's the easiest way to donate money to Kiva - all you have to do is click your mouse!

The $18,750 donation to Kiva for Q2 will be divided between funding loans and donation to Kiva.

Check out the Small Things Challenge Lending Team here.
Check out the Small Things Challenge Lender Page here.... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009

Over 200 people came out for the Kiva Cup in Paris on June 27th! We had volunteers from both Kiva Friends and the Kiva France Lending Team. The event was hosted by Les Condors 2000 and was considered such a success that the organizers have already reserved an even larger stadium in France for next year’s Kiva Cup! A huge congratulations goes out to the lead organizers for hosting such a...

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

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 >>
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 >>
May 5, 2009
Nau, a natural clothing company and Kiva supporter, had a promotional party last week in New York City. Two Kiva Fellows attended the event, held at PR firm Mfa, and got to see firsthand how Kiva camaraderie can inspire a workplace.

Check out their Kiva map - A good idea for every office!


... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Join the Kiva Community in San Francisco on May 23rd! The Go Game is an all-out urban adventure game using cell phones and flip cameras. Out teams will compete by following clues on wireless devices and hints planted in unlikely places, which guide teams to wacky missions. This game is the "Kiva FUNdraiser Movie Game." Teams will create a short movie as part of their missions.

100% of the registration fees ($30) will benefit the Kiva Fellows Program to help train our volunteer Kiva Fellows who spend 10...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Phun Them is a silk weaver in Cambodia, who is currently repaying a $400 loan to purchase silk. Recently, she was shown the the business page for her loan and the lender profiles for the lenders who contributed to her loan. Watch the video below!!



This video was created by Advanta's Kiva B4B program. The Kiva B4B program matches loans made to... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Kiva is one of 150 finalists for the TiE50 awards selected from 1,200 nominees!  Together, let's put Kiva on the map as one of the hottest 50 emerging companies today.  

So, vote now to help ensure Kiva makes the Top 50- there will be 10 winners in each of the five segments.  Voting closes this Thursday on May 7th, so hurry! 
Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009



Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll of Uncornered Market have been traveling the world since December 2006 and are making the way through Latin America.

Supporters of Kiva, they have been working with some of Kiva's Field Partners to collect stories of some of the entrepreneurs on Kiva's website, through photography. The results are beautiful, and it is always so exciting to get a further glimpse into the lives of Kiva entrepreneurs.

Check out some of the pictures of their Kiva visits on their website here.

Thanks to Audrey and Daniel for their... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009

A little apparel company based out of Portland, OR, called Nau, consists of a small group of people committed to positive change. They believe that they have a broader responsibility than simply generating profit.

From now though the end of May, Nau is offering our network a discount of 30% off full priced items on orders placed online at www.nau.com. In addition, Nau will donate 10% of each sale we generate to Kiva.

To help support Kiva and outfit yourself in clothing with a conscience at the same time, simply enter the promo code “LOVE4KIVA” during the checkout... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009

Today Facebook has hit the 200 million member mark (making that community bigger than Pakistan, Brazil and Bangledesh!) and to celebrate, they've added a Virtual Kiva Piggy Bank to their gift shop!

For $5, you can purchase the virtual piggy bank and give it to one of your Facebook friends. 90% of your purchase will go to help Kiva fulfill its mission to connect people via lending (and you'll also help get the word out about Kiva)!

There's a limited supply of virtual piggy banks, so get yours soon!

Click here to...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2009

One of Kiva's biggest supporters, Wonga.com has made an incredible video about their involvement with Kiva. Wonga is a company based in the UK that offers small, short-term cash advances via their website. For each loan taken on Wonga, they lend 1GBP. Check out the video:





Be sure to check out Wonga.com's lender page, or join their lending team.

Thanks, Wonga.com!

Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2008
By Anonymous

Zack is a Kiva Staffer and Alum of the Kiva Fellows Program

Ever had the urge to see what you would look like with the facial hair of Abe Lincoln or maybe Santa Claus? Well, now you can... And at the same time you will be helping fund loans for Kiva.

Add a cartoon beard to a picture of yourself and atto, a little multi-disciplinary design studio full of happy creative people, will give $1 to Kiva. Check it out: http://buildabeard.helloatto.com/ Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2008
Kiva’s project "Loans That Change Lives", is currently a contestant for the Members Project Award! Please support us and help our organization win $1.5M through popular vote. Here's what you can do to help Kiva win:

1) Visit the following site:
http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/P6KQEI

2) Click on “Nominate this Project”

3) Choose the final option (“Sign in as guest”) and continue through the short process...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2008

We just learned that you may all sign up as a “guest member” to vote for Kiva. You DO NOT need to be a cardholder. Here’s what you do:

  • Please visit: http://www....
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2008

Our project "Loans That Change Lives", is currently a contestant for the Members Project Award! Please support us and help our organization win $1.5M through popular vote. Here's what you can do to help Kiva win:

1) Visit the following site:

http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/P6KQEI

2) Login...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2008
If you live near the highways between Vancouver and San Francisco and have seen a pack of 30 bicyclists in green heading south, chances are they were Global Agents for Change.

Global Agents for Change are a group of young professionals, university students and social change agents from Vancouver, Canada, whose goal is no less than to change the world!

Each year Global Agents for Change ride from Vancouver to Mexico, raising funds to build a youth managed microcredit fund, which is loaned to developing world entrepreneurs through Kiva. To date they've raised $53,220... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2008
Last month in April, Kiva and Advanta Bank, one of the nation's largest issuers of credit cards to the small business market, formally announced the launch of the KivaB4B Project with a beautiful party in downtown Philadelphia. KivaB4B is a joint initiative between two unique organizations supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners. The program is simple. Advanta empowers its cardholders (well over one million) to 'double the impact' of their Kiva loans. Anytime a lender uses their Advanta credit card (or the new KivaB4B card) to make a grant, Advanta will match it - dollar for... Continue Reading >>

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Blog posts tagged with Kiva Supporters

Aug 8, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci
Jul 7, 2009

Calling all Kivans in the UK!

The Go Game Event in SF was such a success that we’ve decided to host a similar event in a secret location near Leicester Square in...

Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009
In Q2, Intel's Small Things Challenge registered over 135,000 clicks! Intel is going to round up these clicks, and will be providing $37,500 to be split equally between Kiva and Save the Children.

If you haven't clicked on the Small Things Challenge - do it now! It's the easiest way to donate money to Kiva - all you have to do is click your mouse!

The $18,750 donation to Kiva for Q2 will be divided between funding loans and donation to Kiva.

Check out the Small Things Challenge Lending Team here.
Check out the Small Things Challenge Lender Page here.... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci

Over 200 people came out for the Kiva Cup in Paris on June 27th! We had volunteers from both Kiva Friends and the Kiva France Lending Team. The event was hosted by Les Condors 2000 and was considered such a success that the organizers have already reserved an even larger stadium in France for next year’s Kiva Cup! A huge congratulations goes out to the lead organizers for hosting such a...

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

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 >>
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 >>
May 5, 2009
By JD Bergeron
Nau, a natural clothing company and Kiva supporter, had a promotional party last week in New York City. Two Kiva Fellows attended the event, held at PR firm Mfa, and got to see firsthand how Kiva camaraderie can inspire a workplace.

Check out their Kiva map - A good idea for every office!


... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Join the Kiva Community in San Francisco on May 23rd! The Go Game is an all-out urban adventure game using cell phones and flip cameras. Out teams will compete by following clues on wireless devices and hints planted in unlikely places, which guide teams to wacky missions. This game is the "Kiva FUNdraiser Movie Game." Teams will create a short movie as part of their missions.

100% of the registration fees ($30) will benefit the Kiva Fellows Program to help train our volunteer Kiva Fellows who spend 10...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
Phun Them is a silk weaver in Cambodia, who is currently repaying a $400 loan to purchase silk. Recently, she was shown the the business page for her loan and the lender profiles for the lenders who contributed to her loan. Watch the video below!!



This video was created by Advanta's Kiva B4B program. The Kiva B4B program matches loans made to... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci
Kiva is one of 150 finalists for the TiE50 awards selected from 1,200 nominees!  Together, let's put Kiva on the map as one of the hottest 50 emerging companies today.  

So, vote now to help ensure Kiva makes the Top 50- there will be 10 winners in each of the five segments.  Voting closes this Thursday on May 7th, so hurry! 
Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009



Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll of Uncornered Market have been traveling the world since December 2006 and are making the way through Latin America.

Supporters of Kiva, they have been working with some of Kiva's Field Partners to collect stories of some of the entrepreneurs on Kiva's website, through photography. The results are beautiful, and it is always so exciting to get a further glimpse into the lives of Kiva entrepreneurs.

Check out some of the pictures of their Kiva visits on their website here.

Thanks to Audrey and Daniel for their... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009
By Gerard Niemira

A little apparel company based out of Portland, OR, called Nau, consists of a small group of people committed to positive change. They believe that they have a broader responsibility than simply generating profit.

From now though the end of May, Nau is offering our network a discount of 30% off full priced items on orders placed online at www.nau.com. In addition, Nau will donate 10% of each sale we generate to Kiva.

To help support Kiva and outfit yourself in clothing with a conscience at the same time, simply enter the promo code “LOVE4KIVA” during the checkout... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2009

Today Facebook has hit the 200 million member mark (making that community bigger than Pakistan, Brazil and Bangledesh!) and to celebrate, they've added a Virtual Kiva Piggy Bank to their gift shop!

For $5, you can purchase the virtual piggy bank and give it to one of your Facebook friends. 90% of your purchase will go to help Kiva fulfill its mission to connect people via lending (and you'll also help get the word out about Kiva)!

There's a limited supply of virtual piggy banks, so get yours soon!

Click here to...
Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2009
By Gerard Niemira

One of Kiva's biggest supporters, Wonga.com has made an incredible video about their involvement with Kiva. Wonga is a company based in the UK that offers small, short-term cash advances via their website. For each loan taken on Wonga, they lend 1GBP. Check out the video:





Be sure to check out Wonga.com's lender page, or join their lending team.

Thanks, Wonga.com!

Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2008
By Anonymous

Zack is a Kiva Staffer and Alum of the Kiva Fellows Program

Ever had the urge to see what you would look like with the facial hair of Abe Lincoln or maybe Santa Claus? Well, now you can... And at the same time you will be helping fund loans for Kiva.

Add a cartoon beard to a picture of yourself and atto, a little multi-disciplinary design studio full of happy creative people, will give $1 to Kiva. Check it out: http://buildabeard.helloatto.com/ Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2008
Kiva’s project "Loans That Change Lives", is currently a contestant for the Members Project Award! Please support us and help our organization win $1.5M through popular vote. Here's what you can do to help Kiva win:

1) Visit the following site:
http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/P6KQEI

2) Click on “Nominate this Project”

3) Choose the final option (“Sign in as guest”) and continue through the short process...

Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2008

We just learned that you may all sign up as a “guest member” to vote for Kiva. You DO NOT need to be a cardholder. Here’s what you do:

  • Please visit: http://www....
Continue Reading >>
Aug 8, 2008

Our project "Loans That Change Lives", is currently a contestant for the Members Project Award! Please support us and help our organization win $1.5M through popular vote. Here's what you can do to help Kiva win:

1) Visit the following site:

http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/P6KQEI

2) Login...

Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2008
If you live near the highways between Vancouver and San Francisco and have seen a pack of 30 bicyclists in green heading south, chances are they were Global Agents for Change.

Global Agents for Change are a group of young professionals, university students and social change agents from Vancouver, Canada, whose goal is no less than to change the world!

Each year Global Agents for Change ride from Vancouver to Mexico, raising funds to build a youth managed microcredit fund, which is loaned to developing world entrepreneurs through Kiva. To date they've raised $53,220... Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2008
Last month in April, Kiva and Advanta Bank, one of the nation's largest issuers of credit cards to the small business market, formally announced the launch of the KivaB4B Project with a beautiful party in downtown Philadelphia. KivaB4B is a joint initiative between two unique organizations supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners. The program is simple. Advanta empowers its cardholders (well over one million) to 'double the impact' of their Kiva loans. Anytime a lender uses their Advanta credit card (or the new KivaB4B card) to make a grant, Advanta will match it - dollar for... Continue Reading >>

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