Tagged: microfinance

Kiva & Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Launch “Change is in Your Hands”

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As the world continues to watch events of trauma, hope, conflict, innovation and resilience unfold throughout the Middle East, Kiva and Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd. have partnered to launch “Change is in Your Hands.” The campaign gives visitors to Kiva/MiddleEast the chance to open the borders of opportunity for entrepreneurs in the region and beyond. These are entrepreneurs with a… Read More

Kiva Empowers Positive Global Impact on Earth Day

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Crowdfunding on Kiva provides an innovative way to protect our shared environment and engage in the expansion of renewable and sustainable energy sources worldwide.  Visitors to kiva.org/green may browse profiles and stories of borrowers and choose one they want to support with a loan of $25 or more. When the borrower successfully repays, you can… Read More

Google Global Impact Award Gives Kiva $3 Million for Kiva Labs

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Kiva Labs to Generate $25 Million in Crowdfunded Loans for Clean Energy, Mobile Technology, and Agriculture Google has awarded Kiva a Global Impact Award.  Google gives these awards to entrepreneurs who think on a global scale and have healthy disregard for the impossible. Kiva, a global crowdlending platform for social good,  is using their $3… Read More

Kiva, EarlyIQ Partner for Due Diligence in Peer-toPeer Space

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Kiva, the microfinance crowdfunding platform for social good, has announced a partnership with San Diego based EarlyIQ’s due diligence  platform to evaluate loan applications on the Kiva Zip platform.   As the small business credit crunch has continued unabated in recent years, Kiva Zip will help to create access to capital for small business owners and… Read More

Capital One Aids Kiva’s Microlending with $500,000 Matching Loan Program

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Capital One Financial Corporation today announced that it will expand its partnership with Kiva, a global microlending organization, by providing $500,000 to match loans made to U.S. small businesses on Kiva’s crowdfunding platform, helping entrepreneurs across the country with additional funding to start, sustain and grow their businesses. “If the money stored in our wallets was given… Read More

The Indomitable Mobile Payments Entrepreneur, From ‘Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories’

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Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities faced by the the aspiring middle class in the world’s least developed countries, the range of factors that affect their prospects for working their way out of poverty, and how microfinance… Read More

BabyLoan Launches Crowdfunding Campaign (Africa)

(Staff Translation) The French credit brokerage firm Babyloan is launching a campaign to help finance 500 micro enterprises throughout the globe. Founded in 2008, this French organization is a micro credit intermediary enabling internet users to champion entrepreneurial projects through a minimum donation of 20 Euros. Babyloan is very active in Africa where it has… Read More