We just put out a release on this new program to increase Kiva's support for Arabic, both on the site and through translation:
Meedan to Provide Free Arabic Translation for Kiva.org Microloan BorrowersCisco Funds New Program to Enable Kiva to Expand Microloans for Entrepreneurs to More Arabic-Speaking Countries in the Middle East and North Africa
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - Meedan, a leading Arabic-English translation technology company announced today it is providing free Arabic translation for microloans on Kiva.org.
The move will help expand the reach of Kiva and its lenders directly into the heart of the Arabic-speaking world, extending a global community of micro-lenders to include thousands of Arabic-speaking aspiring entrepreneurs. Under the program funded by Cisco, Meedan will provide expert translation and strategic guidance to Kiva.http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Meedan-to-Provide-Free-Arabic-Translation-for-Kivaorg-Microloan-Borrowers-1384948.htm
It's an exciting program, so thought I'd share here. :-)