success stories

Client Spotlight – Ronnie Blaine, Uber Driver

With all the business success we hear about in microfinance, it can be easy to forget that people’s livelihoods and personal successes are ultimate goals of economic development. Ronnie’s story reminds us of this, as we can see how the Bayou Microfund helped bring his business—and his dreams—back to life. Bayou Microfund founder Prasad Menon first met Ronnie …

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Finance, small loan, interest free

Houston Panini & Provisions

Start Date: May 2014Original Investment: $25,000$5000 Kiva + $20,000 investmentCurrent employees: 6 Customers per day: 50-60Location: 1727 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018Website: 713-681-4500The customers of Houston Panini & Provision have taken a serious liking to the restaurant and its cofounders Alex and David Colby. But the charismatic brothers haven’t always been slinging sandwiches. In …

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