Help Break the Cycle of Poverty With your donations to Supporting Human Initiative, micro loan recipients will be able to start or grow their own businesses. Instead of a donation that feeds a family for a day, give them the tools to take care of themselves for life.
What are Micro-Loans
Micro loans are small, short term loans made to poor entrepreneurs in under- developed countries who are not eligible for bank loans. There is a 1% interest rate and those who default either restructure their loans or their loans are forgiven.
Supporting Human Initiative Activity
We have already micro loaned to 64 different countries. . Our recipients have started all types of businesses including: Agriculture, Beauty Salon, Butcher Shop, Café, Call Center, Cereals, Charcoal Sales, Clothing Sales, Cobbler, Cosmetics Sales, Crafts, Dairy, Farm Supplies, Farming, Fishing, Food Stall, Food Production, Fruits and Vegetables, Fuel and Firewood, General Store, Goods Distribution, Grocery Store, Jewelry, Manufacturing, Metal Shop, Personal Products Sales, Phone Accessories, Phone Services, Pig Farm, Poultry Farm, Retail, Sewing, Shoe Store, Timber Sales, Textiles, Transportation, Water Distribution. . We have worked through Kiva field partners to reach out to those in need and to insure safe and humane lending practices. . Almost all of our loans have been repaid, our recipients' businesses have thrived and we have re-invested the returned amount with a new entrepreneur.