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The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, founded in November 2012 and hosted by the Aspen Institute, is a collaborative effort of over 70 artisan businesses, artisan support organizations, corporations, government agencies, and other partners who are working together to promote the full potential of the global artisan sector.  

The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise was created to elevate the importance of the artisan sector, support and grow artisan businesses, and share best practices in a collaborative learning community. 

Am I Ready for a Kiva Loan?

Digital Learning Series Archive

Am I Ready for a Kiva Loan?

Gina Rogari

Kiva is the world's first online crowd-lending platform, connecting entrepreneurs around the world (like you!) with over one million individual lenders. Leveraging the Internet and a global network of Field Partners (including the Alliance), Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 each to help create opportunity. Hundreds of people fund each loan on the Kiva website. 

Through the Alliance loan program, your organization may receive a no-interest loan between $200 and $20,000 tailored to your artisan business. Artisan businesses are often overlooked by traditional lenders; Kiva allows your to bypass banks and secure capital to buy raw materials, access markets and trade shows, invest in equipment, and more!

In this Digital Learning Series, the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise team introduces the online Kiva lending platform, reviews the Alliance-Kiva Artisan Loan Program process and requirements, and answers questions from potential borrowers like you! Find more information about the Alliance-Kiva Artisan Loan Program and complete an application here