Second Life Meetup Community and Operations Manager, Fiona Ramsey, will be at the Kiva Virtual Office today at noon PDT to answer your questions about

To get to the Kiva Virtual Office use this SLURL once you're in Second Life:

Listen to The Forum featuring Premal Shah and Jonathan Morduch

Premal Shah, President, and Jonathan Morduch, professor of public policy and economics at New York University and co-author of "The Economics of Microfinance", were interviewed today on The Forum. The show featured a discussion on "Microfinance and Social Justice Philanthropy" and included calls from listeners.

Kiva Podcasts now on iTunes

Do you want more inside info on Now you can get the inside scoop listening to Kiva Podcasts.

The Kiva Podcasts will feature interviews with staff in San Francisco, Kiva Field Partner staff located around the globe and Kiva Lenders who'd like to share their experience lending through

Frontline/WORLD Rebroadcasting Documentary April 10

October 31st will always be a special date in history.

Get Involved!!

Are you excited about Then Get Involved! is a tool for You - and we want you to make it your own, take ownership and get it out there!

Have you checked out Kiva Friends? Meet other Kiva Lenders and enthusiasts, share ways to market in your local area and discuss any aspect of in The Lounge. This is a website for you, created by a Kiva Volunteer, so make the most of it!

The Impact in Sliven, Bulgaria

The power of is in facilitating communication between the developing world and the developed world. Pictures, words, data in the form of loan repayments, they all tell us something about the lives of people who can live very far from us geographically, but are similar to us in so many ways.

Greg Kelly, is a staff member for REDC (Regional Economic Development Center) in Sliven, Bulgaria. Greg recently shared some of his experiences as a loan officer for a Kiva Partner: announces first partnership in Vietnam: Mekong Plus is proud to announce partnership with Mekong Plus, our first Field Partner in Vietnam:

Mekong Plus is an NGO of European origin that was registered in Vietnam in 1994, and has been working in Cambodia since 2004. Mainly focusing on community development and individual participation in the community development process, Mekong Plus works together with the ultra poor to create a more equal and sustainable world.

Second Life Meetup will be having our first ever Second Life Meetup on Monday, April 2 at noon Pacific Time.

Why? It's a great way to meet Kiva Enthusiasts from all over the world! Come along and visit the Kiva Second Life Office, and ask's Community and Operations Manager, Fiona Ramsey, any questions you might have about She'll be happy to answer your questions - even as an avatar.

Use this SLURL to transport to the Kiva office:

$4 million!!

Thanks to everyone who yesterday forwarded Nicholas Kristof's New York Times column to their friends, family, colleagues, strangers, and told the world about! The column is still the fourth most e-mailed article in The New York Times, and has now passed the $4 million loaned mark - and we're not slowing! As you keep lending, Kiva Field Partners will keep posting new and inspiring entrepreneurs to our website to get their businesses started.

Nicholas Kristof visits his loan recipient - and writes about it in The New York Times

It's not every day at that we are lucky enough to see video of one of the entrepreneurs listed on our website.


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