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Kiva Tier 3 Status!

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We are excited to announce that we have been upgraded with Kiva Zip from a Tier 2 Trustee to a Tier 3 Trustee! This means that we can now offer loans to up to 20 entrepreneurs at one time. This upgrade was the result of our 100% repayment rate with our portfolio companies. Thank you […]

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Bayou Microfund Featured in Houston Chronicle

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Last week, Bayou Microfund was featured in the Houston Chronicle! We met with Alyson Ward, a staff writer there, a few times over the past few weeks and she came to our Fund-a-Thon event for Once Upon a Praline. We, along with Lynn Kelly of Once Upon a Praline and Alex Colby of Lemon-D-Lite were […]

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Once Upon a Praline – Kiva Zip Fund-a-Thon

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On June 26th, we hosted an event at the beautiful Leonel Castillo Community Center to launch Lynn Kelly’s business, Once Upon a Praline, on Kiva Zip. We had a great turnout of around 60 people and we all enjoyed some fantastic food prepared by another Bayou Microfund company, The Savory Experience by Chef Rae. Here […]

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Once Upon a Praline Now Live on Kiva Zip

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We’ve just launched our third campaign on Kiva Zip: Once Upon a Praline! Lynn lives in Missouri City, TX and sold her first box of pralines back in 2012. Since then, she and her team have sold thousands of boxes to people throughout Houston, elsewhere in the US, and even to Australia. Lynn’s company makes […]

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Bayou Microfund Featured on Kiva Zip Blog

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Our friend Alex’s business, Lemon-D-Lite was recently featured on the Kiva Zip blog as part of a series where they check in with borrowers to get an update on how things have gone since they’ve received funding. Alex, with the help of his friends and family, has made huge strides with his business and we […]

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The Power of the $5 Loan

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By Prasad Menon First, a little bit of background. Bayou Microfund is a Kiva Trustee and we recently had our first micro-entrepreneur funded through Kiva Zip. He raised $5,000 in less than 2 months and has already begun paying back his loan. Click here to read more about Alex Colby, his business, and his plans […]