Right now, we are busily preparing for our ninth class of Kiva Fellows who will arrive next week to be trained prior to being dispatched to the field.  One of the highlights of training week for all members of the Kiva community is the Kiva Social we hold during that week so that trainees, former fellows, staff, volunteer editors and translators, developers, lenders, and friends may all come together.  This time around, we're not only celebrating the presence of our newest Kiva Fellows, but we'll also be counting down to two historic Kiva events:

As of the 13th of September, Kiva Lenders have funded more than $91 million on Kiva.  Now we need to
countdown to $100 million!  If you haven't already, make your guess here as to when Kiva will reach the $100 million mark.  Or even better, attend our countdown party on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd.

And because one birthday party is never enough, we're also using this social as a pre-birthday party countdown.  On
October 8th, Kiva turns four, so join us two weeks before the big day to mark the event! 

If you are in the San Francisco area, we'd love for you to join us as we celebrate all things Kiva and welcome in another class of
Kiva Fellow trainees

When: Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Circolo, 500 Florida Street at Mariposa, The Mission, San Francisco
Who: Kiva volunteers, supporters, lenders, staff, fellows, trainees, and friends
Why: What better way is there to celebrate two countdowns and a new Kiva Fellows class than to do so with the whole Kiva community? 

We hope to see you there! 
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