Author Archives: Drew Meyers

About Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is a travel addict and founder of Horizon. Social entrepreneurship & microfinance advocate.

Global Partnerships‘ annual Luncheon is rapidly approaching on October 13th. They are looking for a bit of volunteer help from the Seattle microfinance community. Details are below, if you are interested in lending a helping hand, please reach out to Alison Driver at adriver at globalpartnerships.org. Volunteer Work Party – Saturday, October 8th, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (at Global Partnerships): Lend a hand as we put together table decorations, programs, info packets, … Read More >>

So I know this is beyond incredibly late notice, but there is a Global Partnerships open house tomorrow morning at their office in Seattle. How do we use market-based solutions to expand opportunity for people living in poverty? You’ll learn more about GP’s work and the extraordinary people they serve — and discuss ways market-based solutions provide simple, sustainable economic, health and energy resources for people living in poverty. The presentation will … Read More >>

Since 2005, more than 1.8 million people around the world have made a loan on Kiva…

There’s been a microfinance angle to Horizon (a blend of AirBnB & Couchsurfing within trusted networks) all along — if I had to trace the origins back to the very beginning, finding those deeply involved in the microfinance industry around the globe was one of the early pain points I experienced traveling. The other microfinance tie is our support for Kiva while testing what we refer to as #travelbygiving (replacing or supplementing house gifts with donations … Read More >>

A great piece on Kiva Zip on CNBC… Premal Shah, Kiva‘s president, and Stevenson Dunn, Kiva loan borrower and The Bishop Gallery owner, discuss the launch of Kiva’s $25 lending platform for small businesses.

myKRO.org has now around for over 7 years since we launched it in 2008. Jerry and I are both still still incredibly passionate about advancing the microfinance industry into the mainstream, but simply haven’t been able to dedicate the time to this blog over the past few years that we used to. Life has gotten the best of us. Jerry has a family now, and my start-up Horizon (and Oh Hey … Read More >>

You may know it was my initial frustration finding microfinance advocates around the globe that led me down the path to create Oh Hey World, and now Horizon. Thus, it’s probably no surprise to you I devour interviews, content, and interactions with people heavily involved in the microfinance world. I found 3 of them in one interview: LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman (Kiva board member) interviewed Kiva’s Premal Shah and Julie Hanna as … Read More >>

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Volunteer Opportunity in Nicaragua

Here is an opportunity that may interest some of myKRO’s readers… Live in beautiful colonial Granada, Nicaragua, and volunteer in microfinancing. No experience necessary. We will train you. We make small zero-interest loans to people who make less than $2 a day so they may start small businesses. We are looking for someone who can commit to this position for at least six months, but preference will be be given … Read More >>

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Kiva Hits 1 Million Borrowers

Wow, Kiva hit 1 MILLION borrowers over the weekend…congrats! PS: If you want to find other Kiva advocates nearby, I encourage you to join the Kiva community on Oh Hey World.