Kiva Blog Updates

Dec 14, 2007
If you tuned in yesterday morning to watch Kiva on the Today Show - we're sorry!! Unfortunately our story was bumped due to some other stories taking higher priority - but we're hoping it'll be scheduled back in the programming soon. Once we find out when it will be broadcast we'll let you all know again (and cross our fingers and toes this time!)

In the meantime, CNBC's Business Nation will be re-broadcasting the Kiva segment this Sunday night. The program times remain the same, 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific and everything in between. If you missed the show last week make sure you... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2007
Tune in to The Today Show tomorrow, Thursday December 13, to see - again!!!

The segment will air nationwide at 8:46am in each local timezone.

The segment will include footage from John Larson's recent trip to Africa, so be sure to tell everyone you know to tune in because it's really going to bring Kiva Entrepreneurs to life right before your eyes!!

We feel incredibly grateful to be receiving such great press especially right before the holidays, because we're able to really show all of our Field Partners around the world how generous Kiva Lenders are... Continue Reading >>
Dec 7, 2007
Don't you think can help make the world a better place?

If so, then vote for in the the 1st Annual Tech Crunchy Awards.

To Vote:
1. Go to
At the bottom of the page find the category "Most likely to make the
world a better place"

2. Type in: and click on "Proceed" and then "Confirm"

Cast your vote before Dec 12th midnight PST

What are you waiting for???? Continue Reading >>
Dec 5, 2007
Make sure you tune in to "Business Nation" on CNBC tonight, to see a feature length piece about featuring correspondent John Larson ( who actually went to Africa to find the entrepreneurs he loaned to!!!! The footage is absolutely mindblowing and you'll definitely be disappointed if you miss it!

"Business Nation" airs at 9pm Eastern time nationwide (6pm Pacific), but be sure to check your local listings.

This is definitely going to be some tv worth gathering your friends around to watch together. Continue Reading >>
Nov 6, 2007
The 2007 Global Telesummit "A Brand You World" is launching November 8th to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Personal Branding.

A Brand You World has partnered with and there will be interviews with Kiva community members - including staff and lenders.

Join in the free 12 hour event, visit the website to learn more. Continue Reading >>
Oct 31, 2007
Dear Kiva Lenders:

Just one year ago the Kiva staff (there were fewer of us then!) were gathered in our one-room office in an old warehouse-turned-office-space in the Mission District of San Francisco. Some of us were in Halloween costumes, all of us were excited for a big day in Kiva history.

One year ago today Frontline/WORLD first aired the program "Uganda: A Little Goes A Long Way" on PBS. The first airing was at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific, and we all stood around our engineers who watched for our traffic numbers to increase. Our total loan portfolio at that time... Continue Reading >>
Oct 22, 2007
Don't forget to vote for Matt and Jessica Flannery for CNN Heroes: Viewer's Choice. Matt and Jessica were profiled by CNN Heroes for founding Watch the video here.

Voting closes Monday 10/29 at 12pm ET. Continue Reading >>
Oct 18, 2007
President Clinton spoke about at Google's Zeitgeist event last week!




There's one problem which is engineering the right kind of interventions, both public and private sector interventions, to do something about global poverty and similar challenges. But the other question is building enough of a sense of connection between people who view themselves as different so that you can have a moral consensus to actually take action. So.. what are some of the most... Continue Reading >>
Oct 17, 2007
Matt Flannery, CEO, has been announced one of Smithsonian magazine's "37 Under 36: America's Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences".

Congratulations Matt! Continue Reading >>
Oct 16, 2007
The cast of The Young and the Restless will be performing "The Trial of the Catonsville 9" at The Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs, CA on January 19, 2008, and all proceeds will be donated to!

The event is being organized by renowned actress Judith Chapman, who will also be performing in the production. Other cast members include daytime stars Christian LeBlanc, Michelle Stafford, Kristoff St. John and more!

To learn more about the event, and purchase tickets, click here. Continue Reading >>