Oct 28, 2009 KV Kiva HQ
By Chelsa Bocci
Kiva Holiday Gift Certificates: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Kiva Gift Certificates are a fantastically innovative gift idea for the holidays. It's super easy to order personal Kiva Gift Certificates on our website by clicking here.

In addition to personal gift certificates, we're excited to announce the launch of Kiva Holiday Gift Certificates for companies. This new offering streamlines large gift certificate orders for companies, and is geared towards bulk gift order purchases of 500+ certificates. We expect demand to be high for Kiva gift certificates this year. With holiday festivities just around the corner, the sooner you get your order in the better!

To order personal gift certificates, sign up here.
To sign up for bulk gift orders for 500+ gift certificates, please email
giftprogram@kiva.org.

Why You'll Love our Kiva Holiday Gift Certificate Program

- It’s easy!

- It engages friends, family, colleagues, employees and customers in a fun & exciting new way to make a difference.

- It’s innovative! Kiva loans amplify giving beyond the holidays, beyond borders, and beyond traditional holiday gifts.

- It builds community! You can personalize gift certificates and create a Kiva Lending Team to track your group's collective impact.


Why Your Gift Recipient Will Love A Kiva Gift Certificate

- Choice – Recipients choose where their lending goes.

- Convenience – Recipients simply redeem the certificate at
Kiva.org

- High Impact – When loans are repaid, the funds can be used to reloan to a new entrepreneur.

- Warm Fuzzies – It feels great to help others!

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Chelsa was part of the founding team at Kiva in 2005 and was responsible early on for establishing Kiva's global Microfinance Partnerships program where she managed a great deal of relationships with Kiva's Field Partners, primarily in Africa, and oversaw Kiva's Microfinance Operations programs; Inventory Management and Kiva's expansive Fellows Program. Chelsa is currently responsible for leading Kiva's Marketing and Community teams, which includes Online Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Content Management, Community Engagement and Support. Prior to Kiva, Chelsa was a Corporate Recruiter and Immigration Specialist with Barclays Global Investors. She returned to the U.S. following a period of extensive world travel and work abroad; including Social Work with HIV-positive children in South Africa and tsunami relief efforts in Thailand and Indonesia. Chelsa received her B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and has completed certifications in Social Performance Management, Framework for Reporting/Analysis/Monitoring/ Evaluation (FRAME), Behavioral Interviewing/Talent Selection, Risk Management Strategies, and Human Resources Management.

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