Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Kiva 3 Year Birthday Bash

Kiva is turning 3 in October! To celebrate, Kiva is hosting happy hours in major cities on Wednesday, October 8th and we want you to attend.

New York: The Volstead, 125 E 54rd St (between Lex and Third) starting at 6 p.m. Click here to view the Facebook invite.

Washington DC: Front Page (Next to Dupont Metro Station), 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW starting at 7 p.m. Click here to view the Facebook invite.

San Francisco: Royal Exchange, 301 Sacramento St (Embarcadero BART stop) starting at 6 p.m. There will be two drink specials - $3 pints of Widmer Oktoberfest and Gordon Biersch. Click here to view the Facebook invite.

Boston: Tommy Doyles (Harvard Square area), 96 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA NOTE: The Boston event will start at 9 p.m. on Wed and there will be $2 draft Coors Lights and $5 international mixed drinks: Margaritas, pisco sours, and Mai Tais. Click here to view the Facebook invite.

Austin: Six Lounge, 117 West 4th St (between Congress Ave and Colorado St) starting at 6 p.m. Click here to view the Facebook invite.

For those of you not in these cities, we encourage you to host a celebration of your own. Being an organizer entails picking a location, getting the word out, and handing out fliers (see draft attached) at the event. Go to the dedicated discussion thread on entitled 'Kiva 3 Year Birthday bash' by clicking here to see if another lender is hosting one in your area, and if not, organize a celebration and invite your friends.

Kiva's 3rd birthday is a perfect opportunity to meet other Kiva lenders and to spread the word about Kiva. Attend a Kiva Birthday Party happy hour and reach out to your friends, family, and neighbors to attend too.

Celebrations can take any form -- from an ice cream social, to a neighborhood party, to a get-together at a local coffee shop, to a happy hour at a local bar, to a gathering at your home.

At these celebrations, we would love for you to get out the vote for Kiva in the American Express Members Project. Kiva is in the final 5 in the competition for the grand prize of $1.5 million! Voting is open now until October 13th.

The grand prize could enable $30 million more loans to fund 60,000 more entrepreneurs so that they can lift themselves out of poverty. Click here to vote.

Voting for Kiva and getting out the vote is the biggest thing you could do for Kiva this year and it is the best birthday gift Kiva could ask for!

You can make a difference. You can help Kiva enable more loans, to change more lives.



PS: Please print out copies of the flier above and hand them out at the Kiva celebration you attend! If you can't print the flier by clicking on the image above, go to by clicking here and you will find the flier attached to the post entitled 'Birthday Bash Details'. Thanks!