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How Small Companies Can Compete on the World Stage

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This article was originally published to the World Economic Forum's Agenda Blog
 
Small businesses play a critical role in the global economy, contributing to economic opportunity, diversity and the overall health of our communities. If current trends continue, however, we may soon wake up in a world where many of these businesses have closed and only a few of the very largest players remain open.
 

Opening Doors for Small Business Owners

eBay launches Kiva Marketplace to help aspiring entrepreneurs reach global scale
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by Lauren Mobertz

Since the company’s founding, eBay has been committed to enabling everyone to participate – and benefit – from global commerce. This year, eBay is continuing to widen the opportunities available to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, leveraging the global reach and technical capabilities of our marketplace. To this end, we are partnering with microlending platform Kiva.org to launch Kiva Marketplace on eBay.

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman Talks Live with Kiva CEO Premal Shah

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At PayPal, we believe every person has the right to participate in today’s global economy. Kiva is an international nonprofit that allows people to lend money to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries and is an important partner in this mission. A few weeks ago, we launched our Kiva campaign: “Make A Small Loan, Make a Big Impact,” to our employees and customers around the globe to encourage them to make loans to entrepreneurs.

PayPal & Kiva: Help Entrepreneurs Around the Globe

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A rising tide of financial empowerment creates meaningful value for all.
 

How $1 Billion in Change Can Change the World

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It started with a simple question: Why couldn’t there be a platform to facilitate microloans between those who need help, and those who want to help all over the world?
 
To hear Kiva Co-founder and President Premal Shah tell it, the opportunity was sitting at the middle of that why. After returning from a family visit to India, he pondered: “If eBay and PayPal allowed complete strangers to buy and sell from one another, why can’t you invest in someone you don’t know across the globe?”
 

HPE and Kiva Partner to Loan $14.5 Million to Low-Income Entrepreneurs

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Patricia is a devoted single mother and teacher by day, with dreams of opening her own bakery to better the life of her family. For her, just a $5,000 loan for machinery would kick-start her business and provide her with a second source of income. I’m proud to say that through the Matter to a Million program, over 100 employees joined forces to help Patricia fulfil her dreams.

Lifting Entrepreneurs Out of Poverty with Matter to a Million

by Lisa Conover
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“Dreams are universal, but opportunity is not.”

Patricia is a devoted single mother and teacher by day, with dreams of opening her own bakery to better the life of her family. For her, just a $5,000 loan for machinery would kick-start her business and provide her with a second source of income. I’m proud to say that through the Matter to a Million program, over 100 employees joined forces to help Patricia fulfil her dreams.

T. Rowe Price’s Holiday Card Giving Campaign Aims for Impact

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CHOMA, Zambia, December 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Zambia’s Southern Province bordering Zimbabwe, home to the storied and soaring Victoria Falls, is a rich cultural mosaic with access to natural resources such as copper and water.  

As with other nations whose economics are based on extractive industries, a vast divide between the impoverished and the wealthy has been created, causing the educational infrastructure to suffer.

Kumquat is the New S-word

By Dave Armon, 3BL Media CMO
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If there’s any one topic that people working in sustainability can agree, it’s that their sector has an identity problem.

Acronyms abound. EHS, ESG, CSR and CR are just a few. There are professionals who feel that Social Purpose or Shared Value address both human rights and environmental issues. But just as many execs are solidly in the Sustainability camp. 

The PayPal and Kiva Connection: A Shared Mission

Blog by Premal Shah, President and Co-founder, Kiva
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I joined PayPal as one of their first 50 employees in 2000 as a product manager. Little did I know that this job was going to lead me into my career as an social entrepreneur and that PayPal would be the company that helped make Kiva, a global nonprofit, possible.

In the early days of PayPal it was really just a group of strange geniuses. We were all a little weird, but it was really clear how intelligent and dedicated the team was to building a global payment service from the get go.

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