Kiva Zip Class Assignment: BuildOn.org after-school program at BN Highschool, The Bronx
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Kiva Zip Class Assignment: BuildOn.org after-school program at BN Highschool, The Bronx

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Kiva Zip is a 0% interest crowdfunded loan program. One designed specifically to support financially excluded aspiring micropreneurs. In other words, those deemed too young, too new, too unproven or ...

Kiva Zip is a 0% interest crowdfunded loan program. One designed specifically to support financially excluded aspiring micropreneurs. In other words, those deemed too young, too new, too unproven or too risky for other forms of capital.

FACT: Kiva Zip allows entrepreneurs as young as 16 years old to borrow capital for their startup.
IDEA: Work with teachers in BuildOn.org whose after-school program teaches kids in low-income neighbourhoods/ backgrounds to "end the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations" to try out a tiny experiment with one high school class in the Bronx. We taught the kids about 'social enterprises' and that by starting one, even a small one, it is possible to simultaneously generate income for yourself AND give back to the community. And then we challenged them to start one. Using small $25 and $50 loans crowdfunded via Kiva Zip. Oh, and in only 7 days.

If this works, we'll have achieved not just creating 16year old donors for BuildOn, but also teaching kids about being entrepreneurial and resourceful, and using these kids to raise the bar of expectations for what's possible in their communities.

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  • Poverty is not natural...it is man-made and it canbe overcome anderadicated by the actionsof human beings.
  • Surrounding Community Individual EDUCATION, EDUCATION, SPARKING OFF A EDUCATION SOCIALLY POSITIVE + ENTERPRISE OR ‘RAISING MOVEMENTEXPECTATIONS OFWHAT’S POSSIBLE’
  • Communities Individual EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION + + SPARKING OFF A SOCIALLY POSITIVE ENTERPRISE OR ‘RAISING MOVEMENTEXPECTATIONS OFWHAT’S POSSIBLE’
  • Do you want to know what it is?
  • LOCAL YOUTHSTARTING YOUR FIRSTSOCIAL ENTERPRISE(s)....WITH $100-$250CAPITAL LENT TO YOUBY THE KIVA COMMUNITY
  • “raisingexpectations” of Fund-raising for what Youth are schools capable of Learn what it’s like to be entrepreneurial - implement your idea, organize resources
  • Can we really startsocial enterpriseswith $100-200?
  • Maya’s Ideas is on track to bring inabout $55,000 in sales this year, 10percent of her profits to Atlanta-areacharities.Featured in Forbes this year.
  • Ads that’ve appeared on Kidworth.com"I can program your remote control" for $10"Sponsor me to get an "A+" in Math," for $5Homemade cookies $5Custom song recording just for you $10An emerging wordsmith asks to write a letter or story for customers for thesame price. $10And then theres this clever $5 promotion: "Like your brand on Facebook."Read more: http://www.youngentrepreneur.com/blog/kidworth-hopes-to-turn-enterprising-youngsters-into-kidpreneurs/#ixzz2QG4CwKsl
  • “you don’t have touse a lot of money tostart a new business, you just have to usethe passion and skills you already have”
  • Chris provides amazingly simple One page tools on how to do that on 100startup.com
  • Just 5 steps1. Are you in - Y/N?
  • 2. Think of a small socialenterprise you can start inexactly 1 week from today
  • 3. Use Chris’ $100Startuptools to figure if you need any $$- and how much?
  • 4. Christina willendorse you for a 0% interest microloan on Kiva Zip, so you can also tell your stories
  • 5. Start your social ventures, learn,and go raise expectations of what youth are capable of!