Supporting a Financially Inclusive World
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.
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 on top of the company’s core commitment.
Here are some of the highlights of what we achieved together in 2020:
- 331 Small business owners funded
- 271 Female entrepreneurs funded
- 42 Ocrolus partners contributed
- 31 Countries represented
We look forward to growing our impact in 2021 through the Ocrolus Kiva Lending Program. If you’re an Ocrolus customer, ask your Account Manager how to get involved.
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco that celebrates and supports people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. Kiva’s mission is to help underserved communities thrive by expanding financial access. The Kiva.org online marketplace enables anyone to make zero-interest loans to specific entrepreneurs in over 85 countries.
Through Kiva’s work, students can pay for tuition, women can start businesses, farmers are able to invest in equipment and families can afford needed emergency care. Loans can be as small as $25 on Kiva, as any contribution can make a real difference in someone’s life. 100% of every dollar lent on Kiva goes to funding loans.
Kiva crowdfunds an average of $2.5M in loans each week. More than 480,000 lenders lent $115 million to 265,000 borrowers in 2020. As of January 2021, Kiva had lent $1.5 billion in loans.
To learn more about Kiva, visit www.kiva.org.
Kiva in Numbers
- Kiva crowdfunds
an average of $2.5M
in loans each week.
- Kiva has lent $1.5 billion
- 1.8 million lenders have provided loans through Kiva