Kiva.org announces first partnership in Vietnam: Mekong Plus

Kiva.org 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

Kiva.org 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 Kiva.org's Community and Operations Manager, Fiona Ramsey, any questions you might have about Kiva.org. She'll be happy to answer your questions - even as an avatar.

Use this SLURL to transport to the Kiva office:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Merricks%20Landing%202/106/165/24

$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 Kiva.org! The column is still the fourth most e-mailed article in The New York Times, and Kiva.org 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 Kiva.org that we are lucky enough to see video of one of the entrepreneurs listed on our website.

Kiva.org announces first partner in Bolivia: IMPRO

Kiva.org is proud to announce its first partnership in Bolivia, with IMPRO (Incubadora de Microempresas Productivas):

New Field Partner in Uganda: Share An Opportunity Micro Finance

We are excited to announce an additional Ugandan Field Partner, Share An Opportunity Micro Finance, operating out of Kampala:

Maroon 5 hosts Kiva.org Casino Night in Hollywood!

Kiva.org has arrived in Hollywood!

Maroon 5 hosted a Casino Night fundraiser for Kiva.org in Hollywood over the weekend.

The event was organized by screenwriter Gene Hong and hosted Maroon 5 and the former head of ABC, Jamie Terses. Actors Ryan Reynolds and Jeremey Sisto also came to share the Kiva love at the Casino Night fundraiser.

Tell your friends about Kiva.org!

You've always wanted to tell your friends about Kiva.org in an easy way - and now you have it!

You can use our Refer a Friend feature to easily send your friends and family a quick email introducing them to Kiva.org:
1. Log in to your Portfolio (go to www.kiva.org and click on My Portfolio, then log in)
2. Click on Refer a Friend on the left side of the page
3. Enter the email addresses you'd like to send your email to, or if you'd like to simply input the email addresses from your address book click on "Import from address book"

Kiva.org announces partnership with Action Now Kenya

Kiva.org is pleased to announce our newest Kenyan partner, Action Now Kenya:
Action Now Kenya is a local Non Governmental Organization formed and registered in 2001. The mission for ANK is to build capacity of street communities and those at risk by developing innovative interventions in Health, Education and Enterprise development, aimed at supporting sustainable livelihoods.

Kiva.org supported by the Draper Richards Foundation


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