Thanks to your diligent weekly voting efforts, we took the top spot in the Members Project community development category!

That’s right. Your votes have made us one of the organizations that will receive $200,000 in funding from American Express through its Members Project initiative in its latest round of voting. The funding will help Kiva fulfill our mission by connecting others for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Thank you for logging on to cast your votes and making it possible for us to win this vital support. Each vote you placed made a difference and will continue to do so, as we put these funds to good use!

“We want to thank our community around the world for voting for Kiva to receive this generous funding from American Express,” said Premal Shah, President, “2011 will be an exciting year for Kiva as we continue to expand our reach with a goal of raising an additional $87M in loans to 241,000 entrepreneurs, thereby engaging 146,000 lenders. This gift will help us achieve this goal as we continue with our mission of connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty.”

We’re proud to be a part of Members Project, a partnership between American Express and TakePart to help people everywhere support charitable organizations. Everyone can make a difference. It takes just a small step to begin.

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