Author Archives: Raheem Parpia

About Raheem Parpia

Kiva Small Business Advisor for the Greater Seattle area. Reach me at raheem.kiva@gmail.com
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Kiva U.S. has arrived

Kiva.org is known for crowdfunding socially responsible business loans (in increments of just $25) between ordinary people halfway around the world from one another. The cornerstone of the non-profit organization is the online platform, which allows anyone with an Internet connection, $25 and a PayPal account to contribute to a small loan for someone in the developing world. The practice highlights the strength of the American dollar when efficiently applied in the developing world; $300 USD for a farmer in … Read More >>