Kiva Blog Updates

Oct 2, 2007
You might remember seeing Matt and Jessica Flannery profiled on CNN: Heroes back in May of this year.

CNN will also be honoring heroes during a live, global broadcast in December, and are now taking votes for the Viewers Choice . Make your vote here! Continue Reading >>
Sep 28, 2007
President Clinton told the world about yesterday on both FOX News and MSNBC! Click on the links to watch the videos. Continue Reading >>
Sep 26, 2007
Michael Roston, blogging to the Huffington Post from the Clinton Global Initiative, asks if we care as much about Brad Pitt's "Make it Right" project as we do "the use of micro-loans through to offer up seed capital and help the world's poor?" president Premal Shah is currently attending the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Continue Reading >>
Sep 20, 2007 was today announced a winner of the World Summit Award 2007 for the category "e-Business".

The World Summit Award Grand Jury 2007 met on the island of Brijuni from September 1-7 bringing together eminent multimedia and e-Content experts from 32 countries. The Jury evaluated 650 entries which were nominated from 160 experts from 32 countries. The Jury selected the five most outstanding products in each of the eight WSA Categories as Winners.

The official public announment and celebration of the Winners will take place at the WSA 2007 Gala on November 5, 2007 at... Continue Reading >>
Sep 18, 2007 was today named one of 25 innovators from around the world to be honored by this year’s The Tech Museum Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity. Sponsored by The Tech Museum of Innovation, one of the country’s premier science and technology museums, and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum Awards honor individuals who are applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change.

Established in 2001, The Tech Museum Awards recognize 25 Laureates in five categories: Education, Equality, Environment, Economic Development and Health. These 25 Laureates... Continue Reading >>
Aug 15, 2007
The ten millionth dollar was loaned through today.

Our 2007 cumulative loan volume goal was $10 million.

Time for some new goals! Continue Reading >>
Jun 19, 2007
Listen to Matt Flannery, Premal Shah and Kiva Lender Bill Bass interviewed on "Here on Earth" today from 1pm to 2pm (Pacific).

The show will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio, or listen online through WPR's Ideas Network here. Continue Reading >>
Jun 5, 2007 will be featured on ABC World News with Charles Gibson tonight. The story features our partner Al-Aman in Iraq, including interviews with Iraqi entrepreneurs and three Kiva Lenders.

Be sure to tune in to in your local area, and tell your friends and family too!

You can also read the online story here. Continue Reading >>
May 23, 2007
We're well overdue for a San Francisco Meetup, so, we thought we'd combine two great reasons to get together: welcoming Agents of Change to San Francisco and hanging out with the people that make happen - that includes you!!!!

Agents of Change is a Canadian organization committed to fostering social involvement among youth and seeking sustainable solutions to global poverty and inequity. 26 members of Agents of Change are riding bikes (that's bicycles, not motorbikes!) from Vancouver, BC to Tijuana, Mexico to raise money for loans to Mexican entrepreneurs through... Continue Reading >>
May 21, 2007
Congratulations! has received a $345,000 grant, to be distributed over 2 years, to fund's due diligence program.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was established in 1930 "to help people help themselves through the practical applications of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations." To achieve the greatest impact, the Foundation targets its grants toward specific areas. These include: health; food systems and rural development; youth and education; and philanthropy and volunteerism. Within these areas,... Continue Reading >>