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“How to change the world” - David Bornstein


“Banker to the poor” - by Muhammad Yunus,Alan Jolis


“The art of the start” – Guy Kawasaki


“The world is flat” - Thomas L. Friedman



Websites:
  • kivapedia.org -a great initiative to share with the Kiva community
  • kiva.org
  • About Microfinance
  • Tracks progress towards decreasing global poverty by 2015, Millennium
  • NextBillion.net
  • Ted.com
  • Skoll.org
  • ChangeMakers
  • SocialEdge.org
  • Omidyar Network
  • One.org
  • Acumen
  • Ashoka
  • PhilanthropyForum.com
  • theoryofchange.org
  • Wbcsd.org


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    build.kiva: The Home for Kiva Developers

    Source: build.kiva.org


    Today, with the introduction of the Kiva API, we begin a new era of building Kiva.org. We're putting tools in the hands of developers worldwide to make it easier and more transparent than ever to fund entrepreneurs in the developing world.
        Kiva rolling out microfinance APIs  
     
    Calling All Socially-Minded Techies; Kiva Launches API Platform
    by Leena Rao on February 3, 2009

    Kiva.org, the non-profit people-to-people microlending organization, is rolling out an open-source API platform for techies interested in building tools and new applications for the microfinance/microlending community. Kiva wants 'build.kiva.org' to become a hub for socially-minded developers who want a make a difference in the world (and create cool applications).

    Here's a list of the current APIs. Kiva advises that they are going to add more. Some examples of data developers can access through the API include:

        * all of the loans at Kiva currently raising funds
        * all of the entrepreneurs from Uganda and Peru which have fully repaid their loans
        * the latest lending activity on Kiva
        * financial nitty-gritty for any of Kiva's loans
        * the list of loans made by any one of Kiva's lenders with a public lender page

    Kiva even makes some suggestions to developers of several products that could be built from the API. Here are a few, but you can access all of the ideas through the Kiva developer's Wiki.

        * an application for iPhone or Blackberry that let's you keep up with Kiva on the go
        * service where lenders can register for alerts on new entrepreneurs they want to fund
        * integration into a social network where friends can engage around each others' activity and loan updates on Kiva
        * a map that simulates the realtime transfer of funds across the globe
    Today, with the introduction of the Kiva API, we begin a new era of building Kiva.org. We're putting tools in the hands of developers worldwide to make it easier and more transparent than ever to fund entrepreneurs in the developing world.
        Kiva rolling out microfinance APIs  
     
    Calling All Socially-Minded Techies; Kiva Launches API Platform
    by Leena Rao on February 3, 2009

    Kiva.org, the non-profit people-to-people microlending organization, is rolling out an open-source API platform for techies interested in building tools and new applications for the microfinance/microlending community. Kiva wants 'build.kiva.org' to become a hub for socially-minded developers who want a make a difference in the world (and create cool applications).

    Here's a list of the current APIs. Kiva advises that they are going to add more. Some examples of data developers can access through the API include:

        * all of the loans at Kiva currently raising funds
        * all of the entrepreneurs from Uganda and Peru which have fully repaid their loans
        * the latest lending activity on Kiva
        * financial nitty-gritty for any of Kiva's loans
        * the list of loans made by any one of Kiva's lenders with a public lender page

    Kiva even makes some suggestions to developers of several products that could be built from the API. Here are a few, but you can access all of the ideas through the Kiva developer's Wiki.

        * an application for iPhone or Blackberry that let's you keep up with Kiva on the go
        * service where lenders can register for alerts on new entrepreneurs they want to fund
        * integration into a social network where friends can engage around each others' activity and loan updates on Kiva
        * a map that simulates the realtime transfer of funds across the globe


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