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 >>
Chelsa has been with Kiva from the beginning and was responsible for establishing Kiva's Microfinance Partnerships program where she managed a great deal of relationships with Kiva's Field Partners, primarily in Africa, and oversaw Kiva's Microfinance Operations programs; Inventory Management and Kiva's expansive Fellows Program. Chelsa is currently responsible for growing and further engaging Kiva's community through three channels: Kiva Lending Teams, Social Networks, and Events. Prior to Kiva, Chelsa was a Corporate Recruiter and Immigration Specialist with Barclays Global Investors. She returned to the U.S. following a period of extensive world travel and work abroad; including Social Work with HIV-positive children in South Africa and tsunami relief efforts in Thailand and Indonesia. Chelsa received her B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and has completed certifications in Social Performance Management, Framework for Reporting/Analysis/Monitoring/ Evaluation (FRAME), Behavioral Interviewing/Talent Selection, Risk Management Strategies, and Human Resources Management.
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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.
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 >>
"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...
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.
For those in New York City, join Kiva and ACCION on Monday, June 15th, for a bLENDer!
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.
Didn't think you could change the world just by blogging? Well, here's your chance, you can help Kiva raise money by simply writing a post about us on your site.
Zemanta, a tool that helps bloggers...Continue Reading >>
LimeLife.com, a leading women’s digital media company, has recently launched the “Apps for Good” charitable donation program. LimeLife will donate 10% of the profits it generates from downloads of its iPhone game, Hollywood Hangman, between today and Sunday, June 21st to Kiva!
Your download of the iPhone game will help pave the way for women like Amavi Akoete, a Togoan 35-year-old mother of six, to grow her jewelry business or Yen Pham Thi, a 35-year-old mother of two infants, to expand her cattle business. How can you participate in LimeLife’s Apps for Good charitable campaign...