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Tata Communications & Mastercard Team Up With Kiva to Launch a New Campaign that Seeks to Empower 100 Million Women

During the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting closing plenary this month, Tata Communications and MasterCard announced a CGI Commitment to Action to financially empower 25,000 women in the developing world, part of a larger vision to ultimately reach 100 million women. The global telecommunications leader… Read More

GoDaddy & Kiva Team Up to Launch Global Philanthropic Partnership

GoDaddy, Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), a technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced a partnership with Kiva, a micro-lending platform, that will connect GoDaddy employees with Kiva borrowers in countries around the world. Kiva is a non-profit organization working globally to connect people through lending to alleviate… Read More

Kiva City Philadelphia Celebrates Lending Success

New Lending Program has Provided More than $200,000 to Philly Small Businesses Announced at the end of 2014, Kiva City Philadelphia is celebrating a successful first 6 months of lending.  The Philadelphia program is part of a broader strategy created by Kiva to provide micro loans… Read More

President Barack Obama Names Kiva’s Julie Hanna Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

On Monday, President Barack Obama named Julie Hanna, Kiva Executive Chair of the Board and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE). The goal of PAGE is to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs both at home and abroad. Continuing her work… Read More

Kiva Launches New Initiative “Back A Dream” in Honor of International Women’s Day

More than seven billion people live on Earth. That’s seven billion hearts beating. Seven billion bodies breathing. Seven billion minds creating thoughts and ideas all over the world. Yet, so many face struggle everyday all around us. Even so, there is one thing that will… Read More

PayPal Mafia & Kiva President Premal Shah Joins Crowdfunding Platform Watsi’s Board

On Friday (January 23rd), crowdfunding platform Watsi announced that Premal Shah, part of the PayPal Mafia and President of Kiva, has joined its board of directors. Watsi is a platform that connects patients in developing countries with donors who directly fund their treatment, is one of… Read More

Philadelphia is Next for Kiva & its Crowdfunded Microloans

Kiva continues to roll through the major metropolitan areas across the US, partnering with municipalities as they fire up their microloan business.  Philadelphia is the next city on the list.  Kiva announced today their crowdfunded microloans are now available in the city of brotherly love…. Read More

Louisville Joins Kiva to Boost Economic Growth via Entrepreneurship

City of Louisville & Kiva.org Partner On Crowdfunded Zero Percent Interest Loans Kiva has announced the next city to leverage their platform to help fund entrepreneurship.  Kiva City Louisville, an initiative that brings crowdfunded micro-loans to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Louisville… Read More

Kiva & Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Launch “Change is in Your Hands”

As the world continues to watch events of trauma, hope, conflict, innovation and resilience unfold throughout the Middle East, Kiva and Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd. have partnered to launch “Change is in Your Hands.” The campaign gives visitors to Kiva/MiddleEast the chance to open the borders of opportunity for entrepreneurs… Read More

Kiva & Los Angeles Renew Commitment to Kiva City Partnership

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development and Kiva.org have shared a renewed partnership committed to the success and impact of Kiva City Los Angeles today. Launched in 2012, Kiva City Los Angeles is an initiative that gives anyone a chance to crowdfund loans… Read More

Kiva Empowers Positive Global Impact on Earth Day

Crowdfunding on Kiva provides an innovative way to protect our shared environment and engage in the expansion of renewable and sustainable energy sources worldwide.  Visitors to kiva.org/green may browse profiles and stories of borrowers and choose one they want to support with a loan of… Read More

Kiva Partners with Pittsburgh on Crowdfunded Loans for Businesses

Kiva has announced their newest partnership – Kiva City Pittsburgh.  This is an initiative that brings crowdfunded microloans to small business owners and entrepreneurs to the Pittsburgh area.  This is similar to other city partnerships that Kiva has initiated over the past several years..  Kiva… Read More

Kiva, Vittana Partner Up on Student Loans in Developing World

Kiva.org and Vittana.org have announced a partnership to expand access to higher education for tens-of-thousands of poor and low-income students in developing nations. Kiva is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform with a mission to alleviate poverty. Vittana is a pioneer in creating tuition loan alternatives… Read More

There are 15 Borrowers Looking for Wedding Loans on Kiva Today

Kiva is a pretty cool site.  The entire concept of micro-finance and getting funds straight into the hands of the people who are going to put it to work has totally altered the world of foreign aid.  What’s even cooler about Kiva is the fact… Read More

Did Facebook Just Quietly Enter The Crowdfunding Space?

Charities and nonprofits have something to celebrate today thanks to a new feature emerging from the Facebook camp. The world’s largest social network has added the option to solicit donations from visitors to a charity’s page and viewers of posts. A “Donate Now” button is… Read More

Google Global Impact Award Gives Kiva $3 Million for Kiva Labs

Kiva Labs to Generate $25 Million in Crowdfunded Loans for Clean Energy, Mobile Technology, and Agriculture Google has awarded Kiva a Global Impact Award.  Google gives these awards to entrepreneurs who think on a global scale and have healthy disregard for the impossible. Kiva, a… Read More

Kiva Zip Shares Data on 2013 (Deck)

Kiva Zip, a peer-to-peer crowdlending platform, has published a review of statistics for 2013.  Kiva Zip is a pilot program from Kiva where people may make loans directly to entrepreneurs for as little as $5.  In the United States the repayment rate stands at almost… Read More

Kiva, Citi Microfinance Partner for Kiva U Summit

Through a partnership between Kiva and Citi Microfinance, more than 150 college and high school student leaders and educators from around the world with an interest in critical issues around financial inclusion are gathering this weekend for the first-ever Kiva U Summit.  Kiva U is an initiative to… Read More

Kiva, EarlyIQ Partner for Due Diligence in Peer-toPeer Space

Kiva, the microfinance crowdfunding platform for social good, has announced a partnership with San Diego based EarlyIQ’s due diligence  platform to evaluate loan applications on the Kiva Zip platform.   As the small business credit crunch has continued unabated in recent years, Kiva Zip will help… Read More

Etsy, Crowdfunding Site Kiva Form Partnership

Kiva, a microlending crowdfunding site, and online marketplace Etsy have announced a unique partnership designed  to help artisans around the world get the capital they need to start or grow their businesses. Sellers on Etsy can access zero-interest loans up to $5,000 crowdfunded on Kiva Zip,… Read More

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