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A selection of books, websites and blogs related to "Social Venture Forum"


“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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    Hooking into Kiva

    February 6th, 2009

    Kiva, run by 2008 Skoll social entrepreneurs Matt Flannery and Premal Shah, has just launched an initiative to make it easy to connect to Kiva.  Kiva has created an application programming interface to help computer programmers write software that connects to and leverages Kiva data.  The motive is to expand Kiva’s reach.  Per the Kiva site, “Our website has already done so much to connect people and bring new opportunity to the developing world, but it is nothing compared to the impact we think that technology and microfinance together will have to alleviate poverty. It is going to take a lot of innovation, a lot of creativity, and a lot of passionate people bringing the opportunity of loans to places they’ve never been.”

    Some of the ideas Kiva floats are:

        * - an application for iPhone or Blackberry that let’s you keep up with Kiva on the go
        * - a 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

    Kiva is keeping a list of proposed applications here.

    Source: http://www.skollonline.com/blog/?p=109


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