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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.

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

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.

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