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Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida offers trusted female entrepreneurs the opportunity to borrow up to $10,000 with 0% interest and up to 36 months to repay.


Launch your application at Kiva U.S HubSee the full requirements below.

Securing Your $10,000, 0% Interest Loan is as Easy as 1,2,3.

GOAL: Reach 30 Borrowers in 2017

GOAL: 10%


  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a PayPal Account
  • Clear up any bankruptcies or foreclosures
  • Start or expand a legal business
  • Make a $25 loan to another Kiva borrower


  • Be comfortable leveraging personal and professional networks to help fund your loan
  • Prepare to reach out to those networks online
  • Ask friends, family and colleagues to lend at least $25 to kick start your Kiva Loan


  • Launch your application at . Your request will be reviewed by KIVA
  • Receive offer of Women’s Foundation endorsement and matching loan funds, if approved by KIVA

Kiva Loan Features:

  • 0% Interest, no fees
  • First time loans up to $10,000
  • Pay back up to 36 months; grace periods are available for agricultural businesses
  • Crowdfunded by borrower’s personal network as well as Women’s Foundation and Kiva’s community of lenders
  • Opportunity to build your business credit score
  • 90% success rate of reaching your Kiva Loan Goal

What Can You do With a $10,000 Kiva Loan?

  • Purchase upgraded equipment and space renovations
  • Secure working capital or inventory
  • Obtain certifications and licensing
  • Build your website and marketing presence
  • Hire another set of hands
  • Any other business purpose

Matching Funds for Kiva U.S. Loan Borrowers are Made Possible by Kiva Underwriters

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