Happy New Year!

We would like to wish a very happy new year to all Kiva.org lenders, borrowers, supporters, partners and volunteers!

Together we have created something quite extraordinary, uplifting, dignifying and empowering. We've made the world a little bit smaller and extended "helping hands" that reach as far as Manhattan to Mozambique. We've introduced ourselves to each other with pictures and profiles, and created a network of over 20,000 people around the globe.

Kiva.org raises $2m in loan funds!

Today the Two Millionth Dollar was loaned to an entrepreneur in the developing world by a Kiva Lender.

On behalf of the entrepreneurs you have loaned to, we would like to thank you for the incredible support that has been shown Kiva.org, our Field Partners and entrepreneurs. As a result the Kiva.org Team has been working hard to expand our global partnerships to allow Kiva Lenders more options in loaning to the businesses of their choice.

CityNews in Toronto covers Kiva.org


Kris Reyes, a reporter/anchor for CityNews in Toronto, reported on Kiva.org for tonight's CityNews report.

Click here to watch the news report online.

Kiva.org announces First Partner in Azerbaijan, Komak Credit Union

Kiva.org is proud to announce our first Partner in Azerbaijan, Komak Credit Union.



Komak is a credit union established in 1999 among 20 union members. In the same year Komak opened 2 field offices, of which one is in Baku (Azerbaijan's capital) and the other in Fizuli (a rural region).

Kiva.org: Forming global partnerships offline and online

Guayaquil, Ecuqador




Kiva.org was built with a dream - to connect people who live worlds apart through online lending. To see that connection translate to a meeting of business partners - Kiva Entrepreneur and Kiva Lender - in the "real world" is such a beautiful thing!

Kiva.org is pleased to announce our fourth Field Partner in Kenya, People Microcredit Investment Bureau (PEMCI).


Kiva.org is nominated for a MySpace Impact Awards

Meet Kiva.org at Starbucks, Bay and Taylor, San Francisco

We'll be holding another Kiva.org awareness event at the Starbucks Store on Bay and Taylor, in Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco today between 5 - 7pm.

Come along and meet some of the Kiva.org staff, make a loan and drink some good coffee.

We'd love to see you there!

Check out our new Gift Certificates!

You asked for it - and now you have it! We've added printable gift certificates to our gift feature so you have a colorful certificate to give the lucky recipient of your Kiva Gift. Even if you purchased your gift certificate before we added this feature you will still be able to print a certificate for your gift - just log in to your Portfolio and all un-redeemed gift certificates will be available for printing.

Happy Holiday shopping! 

Kiva.org announces partnership with HOPE International, Ukraine

Kiva.org is extremely pleased to announce a partnership with HOPE International, a global, faith-based, non-profit organization focused on poverty alleviation through microenterprise development. 

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