Kiva Lending Team: hi5 Community on Kiva!
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“Kiva’s principles of entrepreneurship, serving a global community, and leveraging the power of crowds are very complementary to hi5’s mission, so it seems only natural that we join them in the fight to help eradicate poverty in many parts of the developing world,” said Ramu Yalamanchi, CEO of hi5. “By linking our user base with the profiles of Kiva entrepreneurs, we are connecting a diverse group of people who want to change our world for the better and ensure the right resources exist to do it.”
Headquartered in San Francisco, hi5 is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing social networks and mobile web networks. Our focus is to empower our users to build and maintain connections between friends and family online. With over 56 million unique visitors every month, hi5 is a top 20 website globally and the number one social network in 31 countries across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The service is available in 37 languages, delivering localized content and applications to users worldwide.
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Franklin Jehovany received a loan from Guy to purchase metal tables and a large display refrigerator, which will improve and expand his business to provide better service for his customers.
Diama's Group received a loan from Paul to purchase 3 bags of rice at 42,000 francs CFA, 40 liters of oil at 32,000 francs CFA, ten cartons of eggs, 5 boxes of concentrated tomatoes, and various ingredients to prepare dishes.
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