The start of the new year finds Baltimore Corps in full swing...

Not only preparing for the launch of Fellowship and Public Allies applications in February, but also with our new program, Kiva Baltimore.


Kiva was launched in 2005 as the world's first person-to-person microlending website. A nonprofit organization, Kiva underwrites zero-percent-interest, zero-fee business loans of up to $10,000, and facilitates crowdfunding on their online platform. Kiva users can lend as little as $25 to individual entrepreneurs, providing them affordable capital to start or expand a small business. Kiva facilitates loans to entrepreneurs in more than 80 countries around the world and launched in the United States in 2011.


As Kiva’s local operating partner, Baltimore Corps works with borrowers throughout the application, fundraising, and repayment process to help them succeed.

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