Jul 6, 2006

Today Kiva.org had our first team meeting in our new office space! Complete with hardwood floors and a great cafe across the street, we're all looking forward to holding meetings around the water cooler and figuring out how we'll decorate. What will really make us feel moved in is when we put up our 8' x 13' world map and mark each place Kiva.org's loans are reaching across the globe. We are now located at: 2180 Bryant StreetSuite 106San Francisco, CA 94110-2141Ph: (415) 641-5482Fax: (415) 641-1515 Many thanks to all who have made this possible. Continue Reading >>

Jul 3, 2006

We've all heard by now about Warren Buffet's $31 billion donation to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but John S. Johnson points out that with Kiva.org you don't need to be Warren Buffet to make a difference to someone's life. Read Johnson's blog about Kiva.org on The Huffington Post here. Continue Reading >>

May 29, 2006

We are pleased to announce a new addition to Kiva.org's management team, Olana Hirsch Khan, as Chief Operating Officer.  A 6-year Google veteran, Olana is responsible for scaling and managing Kiva.org's core operations.  While at Google, Olana oversaw the International Sales Professional Services team and developed deep expertise in scaling teams and operations in rapidly changing environments. Prior to Google, Olana worked at The Economist, Netscape and AOL.  Last year she co-founded OZ Ventures, a technology venture fund focused on seed round funding. Olana has extensive volunteer... Continue Reading >>

May 12, 2006

Thanks to everyone who attended the party last night in San Francisco. We had a great time meeting everyone, some who we'd previously "met" in the world of the internet, some who were supporters we hadn't met before, some who just wanted to find out more about Kiva.org. In all, we raised over $2,500 for Kiva.org - thanks to YOU! - and we had a great party until 2am. Thanks to everyone who came, everyone who helped organize the event, and everyone who's been supporting Kiva.org to help us get this far. See you at the next party... Continue Reading >>

May 7, 2006

We are delighted to announce our newest partner, Women's Initiative to Eradicate Poverty (WITEP), operating in Uganda.  WITEP is a non-government, community-based organization formed to alleviate poverty and improve the standard of living for the poor women of Uganda. Their objective is to mobilize and sensitize people in grassroots projects, focusing in food production and food security. Advocating for programmes that encourage the emancipation of women and youth, they provide for exchange of professional ideas and skills acquisition on social, political, and economic development.... Continue Reading >>

May 2, 2006

Kiva.org would like to invite everyone to a party in San Francisco on May 11!  The last few weeks have been so exciting and it's time to celebrate the release of our new website, and the addition of our 10th partner. Join us from 8pm at: Dragon Bar 473 Broadway Street San Francisco google map We'd love to meet you and celebrate with the people who've made Kiva.org's success happen. There is a $10 minimum donation (to Kiva.org, of course) to get in, and FREE drink tickets for the first 50 inside (one per person good for a house martini, shot, or cocktail). Once you're in, there'll be great... Continue Reading >>