Kiva & Ocrolus: Celebrating International Women’s Day By Giving Back￼
At Ocrolus, we believe that access to capital can change businesses and change lives.
That’s why we are proud to support Kiva in building a financially inclusive world through micro-loans that enable entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.
More than a billion women worldwide don’t have access to financial services like business loans or funding for education.
Over the years, Kiva has disbursed a total of $1.28 billion in loans to women. This funding has helped 3,376,144 women borrowers. More than 80% of Kiva loans go to women—a great impact statistic and an indication that women are so often excluded from traditional finance.
In 2020, we launched our partnership pledging to fund Kiva-approved, no-interest loans and extend our support to the neediest people and small businesses across the globe. Additionally, Ocrolus encouraged its customers to contribute to the fund, with a pledge to match customer contributions and provide $5,000 per customer case study on top of the company’s core commitment. Every year, we continue to grow these contributions and empower more women.
Here are some of the highlights of what we achieved together in 2021:
- 553 Small business owners funded
- 493 Female entrepreneurs funded
- 42 Ocrolus partners contributed
- 41 Countries represented
Last year we supported Kiva as they raised $5 million in loans to women. Here are Kiva’s 2022 Goals that we are partnering to support:
- Fund $5.5 million in loans to women
- Attract 2,400 first time lenders Incentives:
- March 8-9: Corporate matching on loans to women. You can join us in supporting women at Kiva and have your loans matched!
We look forward to growing our impact in 2022 through the Ocrolus Kiva Lending Program. If you’re an Ocrolus customer, ask your Account Manager how to get involved.
Happy International Women’s Day to all! With opportunity, women can achieve anything.