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About Bayou Microfund

Bayou Micro Fund, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation that provides interest-free micro loans to Underserved, Unbankable Entrepreneurs, was launched in 2014 in an effort to expand the presence of micro-lending opportunities in Houston, Texas.

We are a trustee of Kiva and collaboration with TiE Houston, a local entrepreneurial organization, to educate, fund, and incubate micro-entrepreneurs. The Seed of the Idea came from a talk that founder Prasad Menon made at a TiE event several years ago and stemmed from experiences earlier in his career. More here on Our Story.

These micro-funding initiatives will be achieved through a combination of Kiva micro-funding and Partner Bank loans in Houston. We hope this collaboration will accelerate micro-lending and create a vibrant micro-finance community here in Houston.


To incubate micro-entrepreneurs by providing interest-free loans and mentoring.


Energize the community to get connected with micro-entrepreneurs by supporting and lending, thus creating a virtuous circle of giving.

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Bayou Microfund was founded as a local nonprofit to facilitate loans and mentor budding entrepreneurs

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