With help from Kiva & Capital One, entrepreneurs like Elizabeth can keep dreaming...and start doing.

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Life changed in an instant for Elizabeth when her husband passed away. The mother of three was now the family breadwinner, a role she wasn’t fully prepared for.

“Something’s different about your whole focus to life,” she says of her husband’s passing.

Elizabeth, who lives in Charlottesville, Va., knew she had to work but she found that traditional forms of employment weren’t readily available. So she decided to rely on her own skills and pursue her dream of opening a tomato sauce manufacturing company.

Kiva and Fair Trade USA Launch Microlending Program for Fair Trade Farmers


Fair Trade USA and Kiva are teaming up this Fair Trade Month to help small-scale coffee farmers improve their businesses through an unprecedented, user-funded micro-lending program. 


Fair Trade USA and Kiva are teaming up this Fair Trade Month to help small-scale coffee farmers improve their businesses through an unprecedented, user-funded micro-lending program. 

Citi and Kiva Launch Kiva U to Engage Students and Educators in Global Effort to Expand Financial Inclusion

Citi commitment will enable growth of campus microfinance clubs, create teaching tools, and foster student and educator leaders; First-ever Kiva U Summit supported by Citi will be October 11-14 in San Francisco
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New York, August 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Citi Microfinance and Kiva are launching Kiva U, a new program to engage students and educators in a global effort to expand financial inclusion and foster community among the next generation of change makers. Kiva U is an ambitious initiative to build, strengthen and connect school-based microfinance clubs across the nation, develop teaching tools for experiential learning across education levels, and foster leadership among students active in social enterprise, international development and financial inclusion.

Senator Mark Warner and Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones Join Kiva and Capital One to Announce the Launch of Kiva City Richmond to Bolster Small Business Growth

Partnership between Capital One, Kiva, United Virginia and Other Area Organizations Provides Crowdfunded Loans to Small Business Owners and Aspiring Entrepreneurs -- Capital One will Match Loans to Entrepreneurs in Central Virginia
Press Release

Richmond, Virginia, July 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Capital One Financial Corporation, along with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones, today announced the launch of Kiva City Richmond. The initiative brings crowdfunded loans to entrepreneurs in the Richmond region to start or expand their businesses.

Capital One Fuels Kiva’s Microlending in U.S. with $500,000 Matching Loan Program

Capital One to match $500,000 in loans made through Kiva’s crowdfunding platform to help entrepreneurs across the country start, sustain, and grow small business ventures
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MCLEAN, Va., February 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Capital One Financial Corporation today announced that it will expand its partnership with Kiva, a global microlending organization, by providing $500,000 to match

Business4Better Welcomes More Than 150 Nonprofit Exhibitors for Inaugural Event in May 2013

Space Still Available for Nonprofits Interested in Partnering for Societal and Business Impact to Apply
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NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ - Business4Better (B4B), the non-commercial community partnership movement produced by UBM plc, is proud to announce that more than 150 nonprofit organizations have been selected to exhibit at its first conference and expo, May 1-2, in Anaheim, CA.

Kiva City D.C. Launches to Bolster Small Business Growth in Greater Washington, D.C. Area

Partnership between Capital One Bank, Kiva and Latino Economic Development Center Provides Small Businesses Access to Capital through Proven Crowd-funding Microloan Program - Capital One will Match Loans Posted on Kiva by LEDC
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January 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A new partnership between Capital One Bank, the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) and Kiva, a global microlending organization, will provide small business owners in the D.C. region access to capital through Kiva’s proven crowd-funded microloan program.

Reaching Those Who Need it the Most: The Challenges of Effective Entrepreneurship Programs


by Michael Thacker

There are more than seven billion of us, spread across every continent. We live in cities, towns, villages, hamlets and in the far-flung dots on the map. We all need the same things– access to safe water and food, educational opportunities, secure housing, etc. – and governments, nonprofit organizations and businesses have been trying for years to most effectively reach people with programs to fill the gaps.

VolunteerMatch Welcomes Premal Shah to Our Board of Directors


VolunteerMatch is a lot of things, all at once. We’re a social enterprise, a web service, a volunteer engagement network, and a nonprofit. With so many facets to our organization, having a great board of directors is a hugely important way for us to stay focused on our mission.

This month we’re pleased to announce the addition of an exceptional leader in nonprofit technology to our board: Premal Shah.


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