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:
*Our company has already made 38 loans to Kiva borrowers in Colombia and Peru.
Selected links from the show:
Start a Kiva Loan Application
Elixir Kombucha (Elixir Instagram)
Tinyfield Roofhop Farm (Tinyfield Instagram)
Tinyfield Kiva Video
Adam Kirk on LinkedIn
Mission Economic Development Agency
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Elixir Kombucha Kiva Loan
Tinyfield Roofhop Farms Kiva Loan
Tinyfield Roofhop Farms Indiegogo Campaign
Banker to The Poor by Muhammad Yunus
Nichols Industrial Art
Strong Rope Brewery
Reach out to Adam