Kate Heryford

Kiva Blog Updates

Apr 13, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
One of our Cambodian Field Partners, AMK, has been featured in a video about microfinance around the world.  This beautiful movie was produced by the Imp-Act Consortium and provides great information and context for microfinance institutions that are...
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Apr 7, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
Kiva partners with some of the best MFI's in the world, and when they get public attention and have exciting news, we take joy in getting to spread the word of their accomplishments!  Last week, BRAC Uganda, one of our BRAC partners, (others include:  BRAC Sri Lanka, BRAC Sierra Leone... Continue Reading >>
Apr 6, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
This month, the Kiva Passport Series will focus on Bolivia. Bolivia is a beautiful country in South America - filled...
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Mar 31, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
The Kiva Passport Series is a three part, monthly series about countries that Kiva has field partners in. Typically the series includes 1) a country profile, 2) a profile of the microfinance industry in country and 3) a look into our field partners in the area, and the final part is a story of a borrower and/or lender in the country. Because Pakistan has been unsafe to travel to, Kiva staff and fellows have not been in the region to provide a story – however, this amazing...
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Mar 28, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
The following is a note from Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate and Founder of Grameen Bank, for more information on the film and screenings click here.
Dear Friends,

This is a challenging time for microfinance in some countries, including my own country Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, Grameen Bank and me are passing through difficult times.  You may have already heard about it, if not you can search the Internet about our struggle to maintain the independence and autonomy of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.  

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Mar 24, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
At Kiva, we value being in tuned to the news, research, and latest findings in Microfinance, so we are making an effort to bring you more of the latest in Microfinance!

This post we cover: microfinance impact on poverty, industry initiatives for responsible...
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Mar 17, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
The Passport Series is a monthly series, produced by Kiva, that highlights a country that Kiva has Field Partners in. This installment of the Passport Series focuses on the Microfinance Industry in Pakistan. The first post was a Country Profile of Pakistan.

Microfinance in Pakistan: 

Pakistan is home to a very interesting history, beautiful landscape, and now quickly growing microfinance industry!  Pakistan currently has about 1.4 million borrowers (with a population of about 180 million citizens). The country reports over $210 million gross loan... Continue Reading >>
Mar 17, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
Congratulations Kiva Lenders!

Today is a big day.  Today, March 17th at 7:40PM PST, we hit a milestone that should make us all proud.  Together, we have made $200 million in loans to deserving entrepreneurs!

Kiva Borrower: Marjorie Manitas (Phillipines)
Kiva gave its first loan in 2005, reached the $100 million mark in November of 2009, and today reached $200... Continue Reading >>
Mar 11, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
This month, the Kiva Passport Series will focus on Pakistan. Pakistan in rich in culture, history, and geography. Follow us this month while we learn about the country, their booming microfinance sector, and dive into how microfinance played in role in the post-disaster reconstruction of Pakistan after their devastating 2010 floods.

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