Take 2: Happy Hour in Philadelphia!

Get ready, it's back on!

The postponed Kiva City Philadelphia Happy Hour has been rescheduled, so save the date and register if you haven't already!

The happy hour will take place Tuesday, March 31 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. A Kiva Zip cocktail, drink and food specials will all be handcrafted by W/N W/N Coffee Bar. W/N W/N Coffee Bar is benefiting from one of our 0% interest loans, and they will also be lending 10% of the night's proceeds to currently fundraising borrowers! We want to bring our community - borrowers, lenders, donors, supporters, and trustees - together for a happy hour of mixing cocktails and making loans!

Space is limited so we ask that you please RSVP in advance. if you've already registered, thanks! You're covered, you don't need to register again.

If you have any questions, please email Kiva City Philadelphia Manager Alyssa Thomas.


Posted by Alyssa Thomas, Kiva City Philadelphia Manager

Mar 23, 2015

While attending college, Alyssa took a trip to Leon, Nicaragua to distribute microloans to small businesses. In preparation for the class, she read “Banker to the Poor” by Muhammad Yunus, it was an eye-opener for her that businesses and economic models could exist for a social cause and did not have to be about shareholder wealth. Alyssa started focusing more on social businesses, and through her position as the President of the International Business Society was able to bring Muhammad Yunus to speak at her university. He encouraged her to continue to focus on microfinance and economic development, and not be afraid to 'start small'.

After graduation, Alyssa joined Kiva Zip as a fellow in Richmond, VA. When her fellowship was completed, she was offered the opportunity to move to Philadelphia to serve as a Kiva Zip fellow under the City of Philadelphia's Department of Commerce. She has moved out of a fellowship role, and is now the manager of Kiva Zip Philadelphia for the Department of Commerce.


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