Chelsa Bocci

Chelsa was part of the founding team at Kiva in 2005 and was responsible early on for establishing Kiva's global 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 leading Kiva's Marketing and Community teams, which includes Online Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Content Management, Community Engagement and Support. 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.

Kiva Blog Updates

Jul 1, 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...
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Jun 18, 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...

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Jun 12, 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
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Jun 12, 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...

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Jun 10, 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...

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Jun 9, 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...
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Jun 3, 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:
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Jun 1, 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. 

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May 25, 2009

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...

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May 21, 2009, 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...

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