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KIVA Crowdfunding Loan Platform Launched in Vermont

On Thursday 01/27/2022, BDCC launched KIVA, a new loan program--available statewide--that was made possible thanks to BDCC’s partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and KIVA. If you wish to learn more about KIVA, you can follow the link below to watch a recording of the launch event:

BDCC was recently assigned the designation of KIVA trustee, the first in the State of Vermont. KIVA is a crowdfunding platform that offers a zero percent interest rate making access to capital easy and inexpensive. Lenders, community members as well as worldwide KIVA lenders, can contribute as little as $25 towards a crowdfunding campaign.

You can also reach out to the BDCC business services team for further assistance:

Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) is a private, nonprofit economic development organization, one of 12 RDCs, that serves as a catalyst for industrial and commercial growth throughout Southeastern Vermont, including Windham County and the towns of Readsboro, Searsburg, Weston, and Winhall.

BDCC’s Business Services Team offers a suite of services, programs, and resources at the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, the non-profit regional development corporation serving southeastern Vermont. We help at all business stages, from startup and growth to reorganization and succession. BDCC’s business services are guided by the regional economic development plan (CEDS) to advance strategies that foster an entrepreneurial environment, support small businesses, increase access to capital, and build an inclusive and equitable economy. For more information please visit:

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