After 13 years serving as Kiva’s Co-founder and President, I’ve decided to shift out of operational responsibilities to a new Senior Advisor role.
I continue to deeply believe in Kiva and am grateful that we have an exceptional CEO and leadership team in place to continue our important work. At this stage in my personal journey, I’m also excited to return to my entrepreneurial roots and clear space for new ways to contribute to social change.
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to you all....
Kiva Blog Updates
By Premal Shah, President & Co-Founder, Kiva
Every now and then, a truly game-changing partnership comes to life and shows us what’s possible when a company and its employees are committed to doing good in the world. Kiva’s partnership with Hewlett-Packard is just that.
In 2013, Kiva and Hewlett-Packard launched Matter to a Million, a groundbreaking 5-year global employee engagement partnership. The partnership concept was simple: set up a $7 million fund to provide each of Hewlett-Packard’s 275,000+ global...
Hi Kiva Community,We're writing in response to the recent New York Times article, "Big Banks Draw Profits From Microloans to Poor" by Neil MacFarquhar. If you haven't read it, you can find it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/world/14microfinance.html
The article brings up valid concerns regarding microfinance institutions (MFIs) and the dangers of commercialization.... Continue Reading >>
in loans raised
It's a wonderful accomplishment involving 584,189 Kiva Lenders in our first 4 years of operations. What's even more amazing to me is that it took over 1 year to raise our first $1 million . This year alone, we're on track to raise... Continue Reading >>
This year, there were 720 nominations from 54 countries. The award is given to 5 winners once every 2 years. It has included 2005 winner Life Straw, a water-purifying device that has helped to reduce deaths from contaminated water in Africa, and a cheap yet effective prosthesis for feet destroyed by land mines, a winner in 2007.
I traveled Copenhagen to receive the 100,000 Euro award on... Continue Reading >>