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Jonny Price,

In late 2011, launched the Kiva Zip pilot program to more closely connect Kiva's community of a million lenders with the entrepreneurs they crowdfinance. We've been overwhelmed by the engagement and connections we've witnessed as a result. Lenders are no longer just lenders. They are now customers, brand ambassadors and business advisers. Financial capital is being complemented, and enriched, by social capital.
Crowdfunding, economic development,, Microfinance, Social capital, social enterprise, Social underwriting, technology

Blog post about how Kiva Zip is redefining the financial dictionary: (Similar) Blog post about social underwriting on the Kiva Zip program: Brief slideshow of Kiva Zip's growth in 2013:

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