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 underserved yet, industrious entrepreneurs 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 65 different countries. . Our recipients have started all types of businesses including: Beauty Salons, Barber Shops, Butcher Shops, Cafés, Call Centers, Charcoal Sales, Clothing Sales, Cobblers, Cosmetics Sales, Crafts, Dairy Farms, Farm Supplies, Fishing, Food Stalls, Food Production, Fruit and Vegetable Farms, Fuel and Firewood Sales, General Stores, Pharmacies, Grocery Stores, Jewelry Sales, Metal Shops, Personal Products Sales, Phone Accessories Sales, Cellular Phone Services, Pig Farms, Poultry Farms, Sewing Services, Shoe Stores, Timber Sales, Textiles Sales, Transportation, and Water Delivery. . 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.