Michigan Corps has teamed up with Flint Club and others to launch Kiva Flint, a new community initiative providing crowd-funded micro-loans for Flint-area small businesses. Michigan Corps launched Kiva Detroit in 2011 to provide an opportunity for local communities to rally around their entrepreneurs by nominating them for funding, and contributing to their loans on the Kiva website, $25 at a time. Flint marks the first city in the initiative’s expansion across Michigan!
Our first Kiva Flint entrepreneur is Issa, owner of Max Beef Pro Bar BQ. Issa began his restaurant in 2005, and his goal is to grow into a grocery store and restaurant combined. Max Beef is located on Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd, just south of Pasadena Ave, in Flint. To invest in Issa’s plans, go to: https://zip.kiva.org/loans/971
Stay tuned for more details on our official launch event at the Flint Local 432 on May 10!