Welcome to Kiva Greater Milwaukee

Milwaukee is a diverse city of great opportunity and culture. But for many Milwaukee entrepreneurs who dream of starting their own business, options for accessing capital are limited. They are among the vast number of financially excluded individuals in the U.S. who are stuck in low-wage jobs and unable to launch or grow their businesses. The region needs more capital to create new opportunities for entrepreneurs. 

Kiva Greater Milwaukee provides 0% interest capital to local small businesses. Through direct lending on Kiva, supporters of Greater Milwaukee entrepreneurs can help local communities shape their future and achieve economic mobility. Check out the video to learn more and lend locally to help fund an entrepreneur near you.

Milwaukee: The Good Land

We could not positively impact the lives of dozens of local small business owners without the assistance of our trustee and partner network. Our Greater Milwaukee network is listed below.

Milwaukee is "Hungry" for Innovation and Growth 

And we love supporting its food entrepreneurs! Below are some examples of food-oriented entrepreneurs we've supported in the past:

Concoctions was founded in 2007 and is proud to be a 100% woman/minority owned business. They specialize in unique, delicious, and versatile specialty beverages that can be made with or without alcohol. Concoctions are not a smoothie; they are a social drink that are all-natural They have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and are gluten free and kosher. Their mission is to serve unique and flavorful drink combinations that appeal to mass audiences, while providing exceptional service to their customers! Learn more here

Sauce & Spice is a family-owned pizza business that is sure to add a little spice and a dab of sauce to your life! Sauce & Spice offers an assortment of personalized, thin crust pizzas with flavors for everyone. Just like its owner, the space offers level-10 energy and a walth of community appreciation! With support from Palermo's owner Giacomo Fallucca, this new restaurant is backed by a history of pizza making excellence. Learn more here

Funky Fresh Spring Rolls are unique flavored, hand rolled spring rolls made with fresh and local ingredients. When sold hot they are grilled, NEVER deep fried, to give you a healthier option to a traditionally "greasy" favorite. They sell their Funky Fresh goodness at farmers markets, sporting events, and festivals. They also cater to office parties and family events. Learn more here

Hyacinth | Concoctions MKE

Monica | Sauce & Spice

Trueman | Funky Fresh Spring Rolls

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Other local small business owners like Trueman, Monica and Hyacinth are currently fundraising on Kiva. Dozens of other small businesses that have fundraised on Kiva already could also use your help! Support Greater Milwaukee business by lending and shopping locally.

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If you're a small business owner in Greater Milwaukee, and your business could benefit from a microloan, then we'd love to hear from you. Our loans are 0% interest, with no fees! Loans can be up to $10,000, paid back over up to three years. Kiva approves many loans that other lenders would not.

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Kiva Trustees source entrepreneurs they believe in and publicly endorse them as borrowers on the Kiva website. Trustees have no financial liability for loans, and their reputation is tied to the repayment rate of the borrowers they endorse. Trustees can be individuals or organizations.

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Kiva U.S. HUBs

After launching in Uganda in 2005, Kiva expanded its lending to the United States in 2009. Two years later, President Clinton launched the Kiva HUBs program, which aims to expand the Kiva model, city by city, to financially excluded and socially impactful entrepreneurs in cities throughout America. Kiva has now launched in the following Kiva HUBs:

We empower minority-owned and women-owned small businesses to reach their full potential 

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George Mosher pictured with his wife Julie Mosher (Photo: Paul Gaertner)

George Mosher was known as an angel investor, or someone who infuses capital into organizations, including startup businesses, that don't meet the requirements of traditional lending institutions. According to many people that worked with him, he often asked himself how his investments could help people and change lives. Having founded a businesses himself, he would never give up on a company if he felt that it could succeed. George Mosher worked with Kiva for almost 5 years. During this time period, he contributed $153,360.00 in matching funds to support 80 Greater Milwaukee borrowers. Kiva is grateful for the many contributions George made to our organization and for the way he believed in the business owners and entrepreneurs in his community. 

In Loving Memory George Mosher, a Loyal Kiva Lender