Congratulations - Kiva is a Webby Awards Honoree and Nominee!

Congratulations Kiva!

We've been announced an Official Honoree for the Best Practices category in The 12th Annual Webby Awards, and nominated for the Charitable Organizations / Non-Profit category.

We're honored to be recognized by the Webby Awards, and looking forward to finding out the winners!

Reminders about Kiva Credit

Starting this week, Kiva will be sending out monthly reminders to all of you who have Kiva Credit sitting in your accounts. There are a few ways you can receive Kiva Credit; the most common are when a borrower fully repays her loan or someone gives you a Kiva gift certificate. Needless to say, unused Kiva Credit is money that isn't useful to anyone -- it's neither being used to lend to more entrepreneurs nor is it being used by the account holder for anything else.

Punch Line Comedy Club is Changing The World - One Laugh At A Time

Come to the Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco Monday night to see the hilarious Yayne Abeba, Clark Taylor, Nico Santos, Ali Wong and more.

Tickets proceeds from this show benefit Kiva.org - what better way to feel good (and start the work week.)

She show starts at 8:00pm, doors open at 7:00pm.

Punch Line Comedy Club is at 444 Battery Street, San Francisco.
For more info call: 415.397.4337

You'll even see some Kiva staff there!

This Week on Kiva

Hi there,
We’re getting ready to roll out another release later this week, and we just wanted to send out a heads up before our new features hit the shelves.

One thing we’ve been pushing pretty hard lately is invitations. We need people to invite their friends/families/anyone they think would be interested in lending on Kiva so that we can get more entrepreneurs funded. So, we’ve done a couple things in this release:

Kiva and Halloran Philanthropies to host a Microfinance Reception in Philadelphia

2007 has marked the year of many new and beautiful relationships for Kiva. One relationship in particular that is very near and dear to my heart out here in Philadelphia has been with the folks at Halloran Philanthropies. The newly formed foundation has not only supported Kiva's organizational growth, but has gone full-force in supporting a number of institutions in the microfinance space, globally.

CA First Lady Maria Shriver visits Kiva!

Guess who dropped by the office yesterday?

None other than CA First Lady Maria Shriver, who came by to visit and say "Hi" to the Kiva team!

Maria was in town to launch WE Invest, a Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative, in Oakland.

We were really honored to meet The First Lady, and that she gave some time out of her day to meet the Kiva team. Come again anytime!

Check out the pic!

Kiva event in Vancouver, BC (3/15)

March 15
* 1:30 PM, Empire Landmark Hotel, "Bridging The Gap" conference
* 7:30 PM, Shenanigans, Meet-Up with lenders and volunteers

About Group Loans...

Towards the end of last year, Kiva decided to allow partners to post loans for groups of borrowers in addition to individual borrowers. The main reason we decided to move forward with this is that it represents a truer picture of what’s happening on the ground since many borrowers actually borrow in groups. It also allows our microfinance field partners to more efficiently seek funding for larger numbers of entrepreneurs – before, they would be supporting groups of borrowers but would have to enter them one by one into the Kiva system.

Shop for Kiva! Nau Warehouse Sale this week in NYC


NAU WAREHOUSE SALE in NYC this week: 3/6-9

Kiva / GOOD Magazine Event in NYC










Kiva / GOOD event 3/4 in NYC
Come support Kiva in NYC on Tuesday, March 4 from 7-10pm
@ Felissimo Townhouse
10 West 56 Street

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