Mar 6, 2009
By Gerard Niemira
Release Notes for 3/3/09
Way back on Tuesday we pushed a new version of Kiva. Here's what we did:

-Lots of behind the scenes tweaks (think accounting systems, tweaks to our volunteer translation software, some API stuff, etc)
-We increased the loan limits for entrepreneurs in some countries (mostly Eastern Europe/Central Asia and the Middle East) from $1200 to $3000 reflecting the changing realities of microfinance in those regions.
-We're also laying the groundwork to add more video content to Kiva!
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Gerard manages Kiva's Partner Product Team, working on tools for Kiva's Field Partners, staff and volunteers. His passion for social enterprise led him to Kiva in 2008 after a stint in Washington, DC working for First Book, a nonprofit organization that distributes new books to programs serving children from low-income households. Gerard graduated with a B.A. in History from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY and now lives in Oakland, CA.

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