Vote for Kiva.org on CNN Heroes: Viewer's Choice

You might remember seeing Matt and Jessica Flannery profiled on CNN: Heroes back in May of this year.

CNN will also be honoring heroes during a live, global broadcast in December, and are now taking votes for the Viewers Choice . Make your vote here!

President Clinton loves Kiva.org!

President Clinton told the world about Kiva.org yesterday on both FOX News and MSNBC! Click on the links to watch the videos.

Kiva.org (Brad Pitt) heats up the Clinton Global Initiative

Michael Roston, blogging to the Huffington Post from the Clinton Global Initiative, asks if we care as much about Brad Pitt's "Make it Right" project as we do "the use of micro-loans through Kiva.org to offer up seed capital and help the world's poor?"

Kiva.org president Premal Shah is currently attending the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

Kiva.org is a World Summit Award 2007 winner!

Kiva.org was today announced a winner of the World Summit Award 2007 for the category "e-Business".

The World Summit Award Grand Jury 2007 met on the island of Brijuni from September 1-7 bringing together eminent multimedia and e-Content experts from 32 countries. The Jury evaluated 650 entries which were nominated from 160 experts from 32 countries. The Jury selected the five most outstanding products in each of the eight WSA Categories as Winners.

Kiva.org named a 2007 Tech Museum Award Laureate!

Kiva.org was today named one of 25 innovators from around the world to be honored by this year’s The Tech Museum Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity. Sponsored by The Tech Museum of Innovation, one of the country’s premier science and technology museums, and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum Awards honor individuals who are applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change.

GoodSearch.com Featuring Kiva.org as Charity of the Day on August 17th

On Friday, August 17th Kiva will be featured as the Charity of the Day on GoodSearch.com! GoodSearch.com is a new search engine that donates half its revenue to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it's powered by Yahoo!. Just go to www.goodsearch.com http://www.goodsearch.com/, and be sure to enter Kiva as the charity you want to support.

$10 MILLION!!

The ten millionth dollar was loaned through Kiva.org today.

Our 2007 cumulative loan volume goal was $10 million.

Time for some new goals!

"Here on Earth" featuring Kiva.org today at 1pm (Pacific Time)

Listen to Matt Flannery, Premal Shah and Kiva Lender Bill Bass interviewed on "Here on Earth" today from 1pm to 2pm (Pacific).

The show will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio, or listen online through WPR's Ideas Network here.

PayPal Data Center Upgrade Tonight 8:30-11:00 PM PDT

Here's some news about an upcoming PayPal upgrade that we want to
share with you!

PayPal has a data center upgrade scheduled on June 18th from 8:30 PM
until around 11:00 PM PDT. During this time, there will be a PayPal
system-wide service interruption.

The PayPal site will be unavailable and the majority of PayPal
features will not be functioning. For more details about this PayPal update select this link:
http://www2.ebay.com/aw/announce.shtml.

What this means for Kiva.org:

Watch Kiva.org on ABC World News Tonight!

Kiva.org will be featured on ABC World News with Charles Gibson tonight. The story features our partner Al-Aman in Iraq, including interviews with Iraqi entrepreneurs and three Kiva Lenders.

Be sure to tune in to in your local area, and tell your friends and family too!

You can also read the online story here.

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