Sunday, September 23, 2007

Kiva Support Overwhelming Following Publicity

I visited Kiva's web site today and noticed that four of the eight people to whom I've loaned money have already started paying it back. While at the site, I came across the following message:

Due to a recent surge in support ignited by viewers of the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, and readers of President Clinton's newly released book Giving, there is currently a shortage of businesses in need of loans. The staff and our Field Partners are working overtime to get more businesses on the website. In the meantime, thank you for your patience!

I'm happy to see that giving is becoming an increasing priority for many people. I haven't read Clinton's book yet, but I put it on hold at the library and will read it as soon as it becomes available.

See my post from a few weeks ago for more background on Kiva.

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