Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups and will serve to connect Kiva lenders around the world in their own communities.
Kiva enthusiasts are already connected on-line through lending teams and group discussions on message boards, but rarely do they have the opportunity to meet one another in person. Now for the first time, Kiva lenders are creating off-line communities as an opportunity to share in their Kiva experience. Meetup provides a networking opportunity for Kivans (that's you!) to come together.
The first Kiva Meetup event is the Kiva Resolutions Kickoff on Tuesday, January 17th in various locations across the globe! Visit the Kiva Meetup Everywhere page to find or create a Kiva Community near you and start thinking about your lending goals for 2012.
This year, we would love to see our off-line communities grow and develop in the common interest of Kiva's mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Create or RSVP to a Kiva Meetup in your city!