Kiva Blog Updates

Jun 16, 2009
As part of Kiva's US pilot partnerships launching, Kiva was featured on ABC's "Good Morning America" and "World News with Charles Gibson!" If you missed these stories last week, make sure to check them out here!

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Dec 11, 2006
We'll be holding another awareness event at the Starbucks Store on Bay and Taylor, in Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco today between 5 - 7pm.

Come along and meet some of the staff, make a loan and drink some good coffee.

We'd love to see you there!
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Dec 8, 2006
You asked for it - and now you have it! We've added printable gift certificates to our gift feature so you have a colorful certificate to give the lucky recipient of your Kiva Gift. Even if you purchased your gift certificate before we added this feature you will still be able to print a certificate for your gift - just log in to your Portfolio and all un-redeemed gift certificates will be available for printing.

Happy Holiday shopping! 
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Dec 1, 2006 is extremely pleased to announce a partnership with HOPE International, a global, faith-based, non-profit organization focused on poverty alleviation through microenterprise development. 
HOPE's vision is to enable sustainable economic development that results in significant and lasting change, temporal and eternal, in the lives of many people living in poverty. HOPE works in twelve countries: Afghanistan, China, the Dominican Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, South Asia, Uganda, and Ukraine. 

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Nov 27, 2006

Congratulations! has been announced as a winner of's Q4 Funding Project. is a winner of the Comprehensive Connectivity Initiative: "This initiative seeks to build new infrastructure, tools, curriculum and nuts and bolts resources for grassroots groups seeking to bring computers and internet access to their areas for the first time." We'd like to thank all of the members of the Omidyar Network who voted for - it's an honor to be recognised for our work by this group! 
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Nov 26, 2006 today announced its third Kenyan Field Partner, Ebony Foundation. 
Ebony Foundation (Eb-F) is a micro finance institution providing financial services to peasant, small-scale farmers, small and micro Entrepreneurs in Kenya with a mission to improve rural livelihood by promoting income generation activities among the poor.

Eb-F provides its target communities with a range of products and services that include factoring/ payments for produce and services delivered to reputable...
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Nov 23, 2006 would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving - our lenders in the United States and our lenders and entrepreneurs around the globe. has much to be thankful for this year and we thank YOU for making this a great year!
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Nov 22, 2006 will be launching its Philadelphia awareness efforts with a Philadelphia Awareness and Fundraiser Party:

Where?   The Walnut Room, 1709 Walnut Street (@17th Street) 
When?    Thursday, November 30th @ 6pm - midnight
Cover?   $10 (Drink specials throughout the night!)

Come along and support a great cause - and don't forget to bring your frineds!

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Nov 21, 2006 today raised its ONE MILLIONTH DOLLAR for the developing world.

This marks a major milestone for the organization, and demonstrates that real change can be created by average individuals who want to make a difference. would like to thank our 13,000 users who have contributed, $25 at a time, to lending ONE MILLION DOLLARS to entrepreneurs in the developing world. would also like to thank our Field Partners who have worked so hard to connect our lenders with their entrepreneurs, believing that the internet can be a valuable tool to help people... Continue Reading >>
Nov 17, 2006 today announced its latest African Field Partner, Hluvuku (Hluvuku-Adsema Fundo de Credito Male yeru) in Mozambique.

Hluvuko's mission is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the population in the Matutuine district and contiguous areas, providing sustainable services to low income people, considering the viability of the initiatives.

The Matutuine district has a very low population density, of approx. 6.5 inhabitants per square kilometer, and was severely affected by the civil war. It also has a high...
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