Your Adventure Helps Others Find Theirs #liveBANGS

5000
Entrepreneurs
74
Countries
20%
of Our Net Profits
96%
reinvestment of loans

Our model is built to invest 20% of net profits in helping people start businesses.

Wayan, Indonesia - Photo by Brandon Smith | Images provided by Kiva.org to advance its mission of connecting people around the world through lending to alleviate poverty.

  • We hand-select entrepreneurs to invest in their business ideas.
  • All entrepreneurs are vetted + the loan dissemination and repayment is facilitated by our nonprofit partner, Kiva.org.
  • Entrepreneurs build their business and then repay their loan.
  • 96% of loans given through Kiva are repaid.
  • This high repayment rate indicates an extremely high rate of successfully growing businesses!
  • When a loan is repaid, we do not take the money back, but re-invest that SAME loan with a new, different entrepreneur.
  • This means that over time, one loan could cycle through innumerable entrepreneurs, growing many, many businesses.
  • Buy BANGS Shoes = Your Adventures Help Others Find Theirs.

Organic Dairy Farm, KYRGYZSTAN

Agriculture

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS?

"Today my farm has three cows, 30 sheep, one horse, and 4.5 hectares of land where I grow beans and perennial herbs. I'm 32 years old, married and raising three children, my family is my inspiration for everything." - Sited from Kiva.org

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LOAN?

"To further develop my business, I am once again turning to Kiva to purchase dairy cows to increase the volume of organic milk I sell. The income generated from this loan will help me continue to grow my farm and give my children a good education." - Sited from Kiva.org