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Kiva: U.S.A.

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This title is a part of the series Alvin's Guide to Good Business: Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship

Catalogue Number:  394039
ISBN Number:  978-1-61733-989-9
Producer:  Films Media Group
Subject:  Business Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2010
Running Time:  22

DVD Price:  $149.95
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Despite its success in alleviating poverty, particularly among women, microfinance has reached only eight percent of the world's poor. San Francisco-based Matt Flannery and Premal Shah have devised the first online platform for microfinance lending. Kiva, which means "unity" in Swahili, is a website that allows individuals to lend 25 dollars to specific small businesses in the developing world. works with a network of microfinance institutions that use the site as a marketplace to attract loans for their clients. This program accompanies Alvin Hall as he tries to help achieve its ambitious expansion goals and bring a growing number of lenders directly to small entrepreneurs.

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