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CADE: Kiva’s Interest-free Microloans for Farmers

  • CADE 5 Elm Street, 2nd Floor Oneonta, NY, 13820 United States (map)

Kiva offers 0% interest loans of up to $10,000.00 for small businesses, entrepreneurs and farmers in the United States.

Their mission is to re-insert relationships into our financial system. Kiva's big innovation is the concept of "social underwriting." Rather than evaluating a loan application based on credit score or collateral; they evaluate a borrower's character and network of trust to determine creditworthiness.  Loans are crowd-funded on their online platform by individuals around the world who invest as little as $25 each. With access to a global network of tens of thousands of lenders, Kiva borrowers have a funding success rate of 95%!

Lenders use Kiva because they want to support socially impactful businesses. It’s not surprising that some of the most popular Kiva loans have been for small farms, as dozens of happy, fully funded farmers have already discovered!  

Attend this information session to learn how your farm could benefit with access to capital on Kiva! We also hope to have a couple successful local farms join us to share their experience.