Kiva Launches Online Microfinance in the United States
June 10, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 10, 2009 — -- the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website -- has launched a pilot expansion in the United States, allowing individuals anywhere to make small loans to U.S. entrepreneurs through the website.

Dr. Cheryl Saban Forms Women's Self Worth Foundation, Pledges $10 Million to Aid Women's Causes and Organizations
April 30, 2009

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2009 — Author, psychologist, philanthropist and family advocate Cheryl Saban, Ph.D. is pleased to announce that her newly formed Women's Self Worth Foundation will grant ten million dollars to charitable organizations for the aiding, advancement and empowerment of girls and women. The Foundation's first one million dollar grant has been committed to The Women's Funding Network to benefit ACCION's U.S. micro-lending programs.