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2/18/2016 |

Kiva leverages technology and the Internet to allow individuals to lend as little as $5 online to help entrepreneurs across the globe build their businesses. Barra’s grant helped bring this innovation to Philadelphia—enabling low-income entrepreneurs and microenterprises to access Kiva’s network of 1.3 million global lenders. Funding supported costs associated with Kiva’s launch and first two years of operations. By Year 3, Kiva Zip Philadelphia aims to support 300 borrowers through approximately $1.5 million in 0% interest loans. Read more about Barra’s grant to support Kiva Zip Philadelphia here.

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