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Kiva NYC Launch Party with President Bill Clinton

Last week we headed to Kiva NYC’s Launch Party at Frank Gehry’s iconic IAC Building in Chelsea. The event dovetailed close to our hearts as creative retailers filled IAC’s first floor. Dozens of businesses set up shop with a diversity ranging from Especially Puglia to Dog Parker. Each entrepreneur worked with Kiva to raise money via zero-interest loans. Kiva NYC has already connected thousands of small-dollar lenders to nearly 280 NYC entrepreneurs. We’re just one of Kiva’s fans – they have 1.1 million potential lenders on their site. President Bill Clinton is another. An early supporter of Kiva, the former president keynoted the event with a story about his grandfather. Like Kiva, Eldridge Clinton gave free credit to customers with good character. He and his wife Edith ran a grocery store in Hope, Arkansas, and helped out locals of all backgrounds. Explore Kiva and see how you can get a no-interest loan to help spark your business.