Blog posts tagged with small business

Jun 6, 2014 BR Brazil
As thousands of soccer fans celebrate and cheer on their teams in Brazil, let’s also consider the people who play out their lives, day in and day out, in the country taking center stage this summer. At Kiva the spotlight is on Banco Pérola, a non-profit that offers microloans to youth entrepreneurs, ages 18-35 years old, from low-income families in Brazil.

Banco Pérola operates a lot differently than your average bank. Walking alone into a big, cold bank as a young entrepreneur, while carrying deep-seated fear of rejection, is nerve-racking to say the least.  Banco Pérola... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
This is a guest blog post by Kendra Ott, Associate Director of Business Advising at Pacific Community Ventures, a Kiva Zip Trustee.
 
Entrepreneur Corey Rennell saw that a lot of consumer-packaged goods were much more focused on profit than they were on peoples’ health and decided to do something about it. He founded CORE Foods on Earth Day 2010, significant because it is a nonprofit packaged food company that is good for you, good for the planet and good for the local community.



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Jun 6, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
We could not be more excited to announce our very first presence in the Pacific Northwest! Oregon has joined the list of communities in the U.S. on Kiva, helping small business owners get the financing they need to grow and create jobs.

What’s more exciting is that accompanying us for the launch was none other than Oregon’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes!



Kiva Zip will support the state’s Prosperity Initiative which aims to create a robust economy by removing barriers to overcoming poverty and empowering citizens to maximize their potential... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2013 KV Kiva HQ

Slowly but surely, Kiva has been expanding its presence in the United States. We've launched Kiva cities in Detroit...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Here at Kiva, we were honored and thrilled last week to have President Bill Clinton launch our newest Kiva City program in Little Rock, Arkansas!

Hundreds gathered at William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park to celebrate the launch of Kiva City Little Rock -- including many of the small business owners raising loans on Kiva! 

Partnering with Visa and microfinance organization Accion Texas, Kiva is now offering $25 loans in the Little Rock Area -- giving lenders everywhere the chance to empower a small business and help create employment in a state where... Continue Reading >>

Blog posts tagged with small business

Jun 6, 2014 BR Brazil
As thousands of soccer fans celebrate and cheer on their teams in Brazil, let’s also consider the people who play out their lives, day in and day out, in the country taking center stage this summer. At Kiva the spotlight is on Banco Pérola, a non-profit that offers microloans to youth entrepreneurs, ages 18-35 years old, from low-income families in Brazil.

Banco Pérola operates a lot differently than your average bank. Walking alone into a big, cold bank as a young entrepreneur, while carrying deep-seated fear of rejection, is nerve-racking to say the least.  Banco Pérola... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
This is a guest blog post by Kendra Ott, Associate Director of Business Advising at Pacific Community Ventures, a Kiva Zip Trustee.
 
Entrepreneur Corey Rennell saw that a lot of consumer-packaged goods were much more focused on profit than they were on peoples’ health and decided to do something about it. He founded CORE Foods on Earth Day 2010, significant because it is a nonprofit packaged food company that is good for you, good for the planet and good for the local community.



Since its start,...
Continue Reading >>
Jun 6, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
By Emily Wakefield
We could not be more excited to announce our very first presence in the Pacific Northwest! Oregon has joined the list of communities in the U.S. on Kiva, helping small business owners get the financing they need to grow and create jobs.

What’s more exciting is that accompanying us for the launch was none other than Oregon’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes!



Kiva Zip will support the state’s Prosperity Initiative which aims to create a robust economy by removing barriers to overcoming poverty and empowering citizens to maximize their potential... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2013 KV Kiva HQ

Slowly but surely, Kiva has been expanding its presence in the United States. We've launched Kiva cities in Detroit...

Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Here at Kiva, we were honored and thrilled last week to have President Bill Clinton launch our newest Kiva City program in Little Rock, Arkansas!

Hundreds gathered at William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park to celebrate the launch of Kiva City Little Rock -- including many of the small business owners raising loans on Kiva! 

Partnering with Visa and microfinance organization Accion Texas, Kiva is now offering $25 loans in the Little Rock Area -- giving lenders everywhere the chance to empower a small business and help create employment in a state where... Continue Reading >>