Urban Innovation21 is excited to host the Kiva Pittsburgh initiative to bring crowdfunded microloans to Pittsburgh entrepreneurs via Kiva.org.
Kiva is an international non-profit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco. Kiva celebrates and supports people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. Kiva offers 0% interest loans of up to $10,000 to entrepreneurs in the United States.
Pittsburgh along with cities like Columbus, Louisville, Milwaukee, New York City, and Philadelphia is part of the broader Kiva City program helping small business owners get the financing they need to grow and create jobs. Each Kiva City is made possible by a unique partnership of community groups, local government, foundations, and Kiva Trustees working together to connect Kiva lenders to entrepreneurs in their communities.