Want to help grow the New Hampshire economy and cultivate an environment where local businesses can thrive in the Granite State? You can make a difference by lending through Kiva.
Kiva is an international nonprofit that connects online lenders to entrepreneurs through an online lending platform. Crowdfund loans unlock capital for underserved communities and those experiencing underlying barriers to capital access.
Kiva underwrites zero-percent-interest, zero-fee business loans of up to $15,000, and facilitates crowdfunding on their online platform. Kiva users can lend as little as $25 to individual entrepreneurs, providing them affordable capital to start or expand a small business.
The Regional Economic Development Center (REDC) is the Kiva Hub for New Hampshire. We assist borrowers with the Kiva process and also provide free business advising and technical assistance that is crucial for strengthening small businesses.
Dreams are universal, opportunity is not.
We make an impact on a local level by enabling communities to expand capital access for financially excluded entrepreneurs. By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, you can be part of the solution and make a real difference in someone’s life. 100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans.
We have created a Lend Local NH team, to build a community in New Hampshire that can connect and champion support for local NH businesses.
Interested in borrowing with Kiva?
$1,000 - $15,000
Terms up to 36 months
Connect with individual lenders looking to make a positive impact by supporting small businesses
We are looking for Trustees to support New Hampshire entrepreneurs and help increase the economic vitality of the Granite State.
Trustees are organizations that provide their expertise and endorsement to help borrowers be successful in the Kiva process. This endorsement does tie the Trustee’s reputation to the repayment rate of the borrowers they endorse, but there is no financial liability nor do Trustees handle loans, which Kiva disperses directly. Trustees add credibility to a borrower by vouching for their character, business and social impact.
Reach out to Kit McCormick, REDC's Kiva Hub Capital Access Manager with questions about Kiva.