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Kiva Loans Help Small Business Owners Through Pandemic and Beyond

Startup Junkie
Kelvin Haynes, Stefanie Barr, and Cate McCoy (clockwise) are three of the 30 small business owners who received a fully-funded Kiva loan in the last year.

The Northwest Arkansas Kiva Hub at Startup Junkie in Fayetteville launched in December 2019, just months before the COVID-19 pandemic swept through Arkansas. In the last year, the hub has been able to help 30 local small business owners get a fully-funded loan through the Kiva crowdfunding platform. Several of those borrowers are using the capital to get through the pandemic.

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