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Retail innovations
August 2015

Zidisha

Zidisha is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that allows people to lend small amounts of money directly to entrepreneurs in developing countries. It is a peer to peer micro-lending service that links borrowers and lenders worldwide without the inter mediation of a local micro-finance institution. The organization is named after the Kiswahili word zidisha which means “grow” or “expand”. The Zidisha website facilitates […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Kiva Zip

Kiva Zip is a pilot program, launched by Kiva.org, to drive innovations in person-to-person lending. It provides 0% interest loans of up to $5,000 for small businesses and entrepreneurs who are financially excluded and under-served. Kiva Zip allows for direct lending at 0% interest to entrepreneurs in Africa and the U.S. by leveraging trust networks & […]