Welcome to Kiva Greater Madison

But for many local entrepreneurs who dream of starting their own businesses, options for accessing capital are limited. These entrepreneurs are among the vast number of financially excluded individuals in the U.S. who are then unable to launch or grow their ideas. 

Kiva Greater Madison provides 0% interest capital to local small businesses. Through direct lending on Kiva, supporters of Greater Madison 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.

Greater Madison is full of opportunity and entrepreneurship 

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 Madison network is listed below.

Greater Madison supports entrepreneurs

We love supporting organizations and businesses that bring the community together. 

LushLife Vegan Bakery is a 100% animal-free and plant-based vegan bakery specializing in "the best vegan cake you'll ever have." They prepare special orders for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, and Showers. "LushLife is for EVERYONE!" Learn more here

Giant Jones Brewing Company is an independent, woman-owned craft brewery that makes "big beers for everyone" from 100% organic ingredients. Learn more here

Wisconsin Mujer is a strategic marketing, outreach, and engagement consulting agency that crafts exclusive connections. Araceli Esparaza, the founder of Wisconsin Mujer, is equally fluent in English and Spanish and has expert knowledge in storytelling, audience engagement and event planning. Learn more here

Carrie | LushLife Vegan Bakery

Jessica & Erika | Giant Jones Brewing Company

Araceli | Wisconsin Mujer

Support for Kiva Greater Madison

Lend locally

Lending through Kiva involves risk of principal loss. Neither Kiva nor Kiva trustees guarantee repayment or offer a financial return on your loan.

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Other local small business owners like Araceli, Jessica & Erika, and Carrie are currently fundraising on Kiva. Dozens of other small businesses that have fundraised on Kiva already could also use your help! Support Madison business by lending and shopping locally.

Lend locally


If you're a small business owner in Madison, 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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Interested in becoming a Trustee?

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 are typically organizations that support small businesses, such as chambers of commerce, community development corporations, and business assistance centers. 

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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:

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Nichole Crust

Phone Number: (608)-204-8906

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