East Bay Gives: 24 Hours to Make a Difference

Support Kiva City Oakland on Tuesday, May 5

You may remember Tina 'Tamale.' Tina is a third generation “tamale girl” in Oakland who is continuing her family business, founded by her grandmother all the way back in 1944. Thanks to a Kiva Zip loan, she was able to open another small shop, expanding her catering business!

We want to continue to support more Bay Area entrepreneurs like Tina, and we hope you'll join us by donating to Kiva Zip. You have 24 hours to make a difference on Tuesday, May 5 - a day of community giving - and all donations will be matched up to $20,000!

For more information about this day of donation across East Bay, check out East Bay Gives. With these funds, Kiva Zip plans to launch hundreds of loans in the next few years with a new Kiva City, Kiva City Oakland.

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Posted by Innae Park, Kiva Zip Marketing Intern

May 1, 2015

Innae has been an award-winning broadcast journalist for the most of the last decade and is seeking a different path for the next. She worked as a producer, reporter and anchor in two different television markets, engaging in local communities and encouraging small businesses to thrive. That passion linked her immediately with microfinance. She joined the Kiva Zip internship program with the intent of promoting this branch of finance with her storytelling and marketing skills. Though carrying an American passport, Innae calls Seoul home since she spent her adolescence at international school. She later received a degree in Communications at the University of Pennsylvania.

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