Kiva is an amazing organization that enables anyone to make small loans or microloans to entrepreneurs in the developing world providing the capital needed to start small businesses. I’m a huge supporter of this kind of program which provides independence, responsibility and autonomy to people as opposed to just charity. For this reason I’m using the funds from Tcritic’s advertising to cover $300 of the expenses of running the Go Game so more of the registration fees will go to Kiva. If you’re in SF please come and play the game, it’s a great experience, and if you can play, please chip in below so we can reach the $600 needed to cover all the expenses, thanks so much.
What: Go Game Community Game/Kiva.org FUNdraiser
When: Saturday, May 23 2-6pm
Where: SF neighborhood (sign up for specific meeting information)
Kiva.org is teaming up with the Go Game for a community game FUNdraiser Saturday, May 23, 2009. 100% of the profits will go to the Kiva Fellows Program to help provide training and financial assistance to our volunteer fellows working with MFI partners around the world.
The Go Game is an interactive high-tech game that takes place around a SF neighborhood. Teams compete to accomplish missions and have a TON of fun doing it. Without fail, these events provide outrageous, wacky missions, photos, videos and downright fun for all ages and interests! This fundraiser event promises to be a great way to have fun while helping the Kiva Fellows Program and getting to know others in the Kiva community.
If you live in the San Francisco area, please join us. Recruit your friends for a team to help Kiva or join an existing team and make new friends!
Sign up here: http://www.thegogame.com/team/offerings/kiva.asp
Feel free to contact Jessica with questions jheinzelman at gmail dot com
For more information on Kiva visit www.kiva.org and www.thegogame.com
If you would like to help cover the expenses please donate a few dollars here, i’m matching up to $300 so all the registration fees for the game can go to Kiva.org
and of course you can buy a t-shirt