Today I was made aware of an exciting opportunity that I wanted to share with you.  Kiva (www.kiva.org) is a non-profit based here in San Francisco that aims to create economic opportunity for entrepreneurs around the world.  To date they’ve supported over one million entrepreneurs in 70 different countries.  

Last year they launched a US pilot called Kiva Zip and are looking for financially excluded and socially impactful entrepreneurs to whom they can make 0% interest loans up to $5,000. The loans are crowd-funded by individuals from around the world on their website, connecting these entrepreneurs with dozens of lenders who provide capital, marketing, and support. 

We spoke about the potential for Kiva Zip to help fund projects and new businesses in the Fillmore with financial and social capital.  To learn more about their program you can reference this overview of the Kiva Zip program or see the attached 1-pager.

Justin will be speaking about Kiva Zip this Thursday (9/5/13)  and you can reach out to him directly at justin@kiva.org or 408-455-7726.


Kiva Zip Borrower One-Pager, Fall 2013

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