Blog posts tagged with small businesses

Oct 10, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


Last week, Kiva celebrated local businesses in the city of Oakland with its first-ever Made in Oakland event. Located in the beautiful outdoor space in front of City Hall, 45 local entrepreneurs showed off their unique businesses, selling everything from vegan cupcakes to repurposed footwear... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

On December 9, 2015 nearly 1,...

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Oct 10, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

This  story is part of a series celebrating San Francisco small businesses as part of the Kiva SF launch. Learn more>

San Francisco native Danny Paz Gabriner left his job in the tech industry 6 years ago with a dream to start his bread baking company, Sour Flour in the Mission district.

“There are 4 reasons why I chose to focus on bread,” Danny says. “Bread has been around for a really long time as... Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
This post was contributed by Keiley Gaston, a Kiva lender and intern at Kiva Field Partner Accion East.

I carefully choose the filters for the Kiva loan I am about to make: Female, check. Underfunded areas, start-ups, green, vulnerable groups. Check, check, check, check. Groups or individuals? I’ll check both. I scroll through the hundreds of matched borrowers Kiva presents to me. I am drawn to those who seem innovative, hardworking, and have children they are trying to send to school. When three friends and I started a microfinance club in our town in 2010, we made a... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
This July 4th, we’re honoring the many U.S. veterans who are also driven, inspiring entrepreneurs working in their communities. Kiva Zip lenders have successfully raised more than $365,000 worth of 0% interest capital for 79 veteran entrepreneurs. Check out a Q&A with one of these inspiring borrowers, Elizabeth. After serving in uniform for 12 years, Elizabeth is now fundraising to open her very own knit and crochet shop in Dayton, Ohio.



What part of the armed forces were you in and for how many years did you serve?
I spent 4 years at... Continue Reading >>

Blog posts tagged with small businesses

Oct 10, 2016 KV Kiva HQ


Last week, Kiva celebrated local businesses in the city of Oakland with its first-ever Made in Oakland event. Located in the beautiful outdoor space in front of City Hall, 45 local entrepreneurs showed off their unique businesses, selling everything from vegan cupcakes to repurposed footwear... Continue Reading >>
Dec 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

On December 9, 2015 nearly 1,...

Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

This  story is part of a series celebrating San Francisco small businesses as part of the Kiva SF launch. Learn more>

San Francisco native Danny Paz Gabriner left his job in the tech industry 6 years ago with a dream to start his bread baking company, Sour Flour in the Mission district.

“There are 4 reasons why I chose to focus on bread,” Danny says. “Bread has been around for a really long time as... Continue Reading >>
Sep 9, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
This post was contributed by Keiley Gaston, a Kiva lender and intern at Kiva Field Partner Accion East.

I carefully choose the filters for the Kiva loan I am about to make: Female, check. Underfunded areas, start-ups, green, vulnerable groups. Check, check, check, check. Groups or individuals? I’ll check both. I scroll through the hundreds of matched borrowers Kiva presents to me. I am drawn to those who seem innovative, hardworking, and have children they are trying to send to school. When three friends and I started a microfinance club in our town in 2010, we made a... Continue Reading >>
Jul 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
This July 4th, we’re honoring the many U.S. veterans who are also driven, inspiring entrepreneurs working in their communities. Kiva Zip lenders have successfully raised more than $365,000 worth of 0% interest capital for 79 veteran entrepreneurs. Check out a Q&A with one of these inspiring borrowers, Elizabeth. After serving in uniform for 12 years, Elizabeth is now fundraising to open her very own knit and crochet shop in Dayton, Ohio.



What part of the armed forces were you in and for how many years did you serve?
I spent 4 years at... Continue Reading >>
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