Additional Kiva resources that are not found on the Kiva website

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  1. miles and smiles
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    I have found some resources that are helpful for learning more about Kiva, finding loans, supporting Kiva through purchasing goods and interacting with other Kiva supporters.
    I will add to this thread as I find more, and I hope others will add to it, too.
     
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    Kivalens is an alternate way to search for Kiva loans. It was created by a Kiva lender/supporter who now works for Kiva. I find it to be a superior way to find loans with a shorter repayment term, and it has some other search tools that I haven't found on the main Kiva lend page.
    http://www.kivalens.org/
     
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    Kiva Friends is a bulletin board about Kiva for lenders and by lenders. I have found some behind the scenes info here, and it looks like a great way to interact with Kiva lenders from other teams:
    http://www.kivafriends.org/
     
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    The Kiva Store has Kiva t-shirts, water bottles, piggy banks and other goodies for sale to support Kiva:
    http://kivastore.org/
     
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    I appear to be downloading a kiva app to my iphone. It says it was made by a non-kiva person. I've had this phone two days and still playing with it.
     
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    Great thread. :)
     
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    thanks for posting
     
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    Me too, thanks very much. I have been learning form this thread!:D
     
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    Glad to know it works. Might even get me to join twitter...................
     
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    This morning there are three lending opportunities in Israel. Learned about them through Kivanotify.
     
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    I loaned to the two massage therapists. Jbcarioca loaned to all three. Now I just need to make a loan to Cameroon the next time loans there come up and I will have loaned to every country Kiva now offers.
     
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    Wow. In how many countries is Kiva active?

    I have loaned in every country in the Americas where Kiva is active and in Israel. Wish it would add the other parts of the Americas. Cannot believe that no one in Brazil or Canada or Panama, just to name a few, needs help.

    Maybe it is time for me to adopt another continent. I think not and will just have to let the rest of you save the rest of the world for now.
     
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    The past Kiva discussion say there are regulatory and legal issues with Brazil. I have offered to help with those; I know some people there, after all I live there.:cool: Maybe we can prepare some such issue for the DO. I suggested including Canada tax deductibility and Brazil/Argentina loans in our DO issues list.
     
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    Kiva is currently active in 56 countries. By active, I mean with lending partners and loans made available in recent weeks/months. There are a few more countries that have outstanding loans from years ago, but no active partners. I have loans in 55.
     
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    Here are three blogs with stories and news about Kiva.

    http://fellowsblog.kiva.org/ ---- This blog is written by Kiva Fellows (volunteers who work in the field) and contains many stories and pictures from the field.

    http://kivanews.blogspot.com/ --- This blog contains a lot of Kiva news and analysis. I believe that it is Kiva's "official" blog.

    http://www.socialedge.org/blogs/kiva-chronicles ---- This is an infrequent blog which also has stories and pictures from the field. I believe that it is also written by Kiva fellows.
     
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    Great thread miles and smiles

    I was just thinking that maybe we need a Wiki for the useful links available for Kiva (both within MP and outside), but then I remembered this thread!
     
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    Yes, a wiki would be nice - would make it easier for newbies (and oldies) to find useful info about Kiva. Maybe we can create a team to work on it. I'd be happy to help.
     
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    An important resource that is on Kiva, but not everyone knows about is:
    www.kiva.org/help
    Lots of great info there.
     
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