Incredible journeys that shape the present & future of food & beverage industry

Written by Hema Reddy / November 3rd, 2016



Featuring cameos from Keely Gerhold of Tinyfield Roofhop Farms and Corey Wood of Elixir Kombucha.

My favorite charity*, Kiva, is a micro-finance platform based on Nobel-prize winner Muhammad Yunus’s Grameen Bank.

On their platform, over $924,000,000 has been lent to over a million borrowers in 82 countries from over a million lenders.

Kiva’s awesome international work has a lot of publicity. But small U.S. businesses can also receive loans of up to $10,000 with 0% interest!

We talk with their US Digital Marketing Manager, Adam Kirk. Plus, we hear from two startups that benefitted from a Kiva loan.

This episode was so much fun and a great way to learn about low-interest money for your startup:

  • Life in Albania and how it helped shape Adam’s career
  • How to get a 0% interest Kiva loan for up to $10,000
  • After a successful kiva loan what other funding platforms can we look at?
  • Why food startups do well on Kiva
  • How to use social impact to get loans at your favor
  • Essential crowdfunding tips

*Our company has already made 38 loans to Kiva borrowers in Colombia and Peru.