Host a Kiva representative at your event!

1 July 2010 at 00:35 2 comments

By Kimia Raafat, KF11, San Francisco

Kiva has always been about connections; connecting people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Now, we would like to bring our “person to person connection” mantra a little closer to you– by presenting our Kiva Speakers Program.

Whether you are hosting an event on poverty alleviation, women’s rights issues, microfinance or incorporating Kiva into your classroom’s curriculum, the Kiva Speaker’s Program gives Kiva friends the opportunity to share ideas with a Kiva representative.

Simply complete a request form, and we will match a representative to you based on availability and feasibility. We may match you with a former Kiva Fellow, who will share personal field experiences: meeting borrowers, working at a microfinance institute and witnessing the firsthand effects of your Kiva loans. Or perhaps Kiva President, Premal Shah or Kiva Co-founder, Matt Flannery may share their ideas at your event!

We hope to bring a little Kiva Love to an event near you soon!

Entry filed under: KF11 (Kiva Fellows 11th Class), Kiva Team. Tags: , , .

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  • 1. Vera Unwin  |  17 September 2010 at 16:42

    I am trying to reach a person to discuss some ideas on how to set up to raise funds for KIVA. I need a live person. Please HELP ME.
    Contact Vera at 604.340.6207 or 604.266.5567
    Greatly appreciated.

  • 2. Antoine S. TERJANIAN  |  1 July 2010 at 02:44

    I tried to send an invitationfor a speaker and filled the form (as required) but I got the following message at the end: “Authorization Required
    You must first log in or register before accessing this page.
    If you have forgotten your password, click Forgot Password to reset it.”
    Please advise me of what to do aterjanian (at)

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