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Inclusive Economy: Perspectives from Premal Shah of Kiva

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Premal Shah is the president and co-founder of Kiva, an international nonprofit founded in 2005 with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. To date, 1.5 million people have crowdfunded $920 million in loans to 2 million borrows on Kiva. The Hewlett Packard Enterprise Foundation funds Matter to a Million, a global partnership with Kiva through which every employee is provided with a $25 credit each year to lend to Kiva borrowers. More than $11.6 million has been loaned by employees to entrepreneurs around the world. Follow Kiva on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kiva

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Premal Shah is the president and co-founder of Kiva, an international nonprofit founded in 2005 with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. To date, 1.5 million people have crowdfunded $920 million in loans to 2 million borrows on Kiva. The Hewlett Packard Enterprise Foundation funds Matter to a Million, a global partnership with Kiva through which every employee is provided with a $25 credit each year to lend to Kiva borrowers. More than $11.6 million has been loaned by employees to entrepreneurs around the world. Follow Kiva on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kiva

PayPal & Kiva | Celebrating Ten Years of Making a Difference

A message from Franz W. Paasche, PayPal Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Communications
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At PayPal, we see the transformative effect that affordable financial services can have on individuals and merchants every day. With over 188 million active customer accounts and 14.5 million active merchant accounts, we’re reimagining money around the world and powering the potential and dreams of families, businesses and communities.

Helping Entrepreneurs Around the World Through Matter to a Million

by Lisa Conover, Senior Manager, Living Progress & HPE Foundation
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Every day Elisa, a single mother of two, walks through the city of Tulcán, Ecuador, selling sheets, quilts and blankets to raise enough money to feed her children. It’s an extremely hard life but she has successfully grown a micro-business and someday hopes to be able to set up a small shop so she doesn’t have to walk to sell her wares. I’m privileged to have been able to help Elisa through Matter to a Million, a partnership between the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Foundation and non-profit, micro-lending platform Kiva. 

HP Foundation Launches Matter to a Million 2016

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Through the program, every HP employee receives a $25 credit to lend to Kiva borrowers. The program has struck a huge chord by providing an easy, inspiring and rewarding way to invest in people from a variety of backgrounds.

Click here to learn more about Matter to a Million!

How NetSuite is Supporting Kiva to Scale Globally Across 80 Countries

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Every 5 seconds someone visits the Kiva.org website and makes a loan to an aspiring entrepreneur. To date, Kiva has facilitated $750 million worth of lending to 1.7 million people. In this video Kiva shares how a NetSuite software donation has supported their tremendous growth to 80 countries around the world. 

Kiva.org and Capital One Launch Kiva San Francisco

Kiva San Francisco Connects Local Small Businesses Owners with 0% Interest Crowdfunded Loans to Help Them Start, Sustain and Grow Their Enterprises
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October 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - San Francisco-based Kiva.org—best known for crowdfunding 1.7 million entrepreneurs globally—is now going local with the launch of “Kiva San Francisco.” In partnership with Capital One, this initiative will bring 0% interest crowdfunded loans to hundreds of San Francisco small business owners who are socially impactful and financially excluded from mainstream lending options.

Join the #BeFair Twitter Party

Join the movement, win prizes & tweet for Fair Trade at 10/8 at 5PM PT
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Fair Trade Month is here! From environmental protection to poverty alleviation, there are plenty of reasons to support Fair Trade. Help us celebrate the incredible people who grow, sew and craft our favorite products this October (and every day of the year!).

Millions Loaned to Small Business Owners Around the World Through Matter to a Million

by Lisa Conover, Senior Manager, Living Progress
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$9.5 million. That’s how much has been loaned to small business owners around the world in two years through Matter to a Million, a five-year, global partnership between the HP Company Foundation and non-profit, micro-lending platform Kiva.  Kiva’s vision is to support the working poor as they create opportunity for themselves and their families.

"Technology Changed My Life" Kiva Loan Recipient's True Story

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Before the advent of the Web, organizations like Kiva would have been impossible. Thanks to technological advances, Kiva is able to match small-scale donations with micro-loans to men and women in the farthest reaches of the globe. The loans help people like John Garces, who fled Columbia for his life after his dad was assassinated. In the U.S., Garces gained a fresh start and grew his small business with the help of Kiva funding.

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