On 31 March 2015, Maybank Kim Eng and Kiva launched a landmark partnership for ASEAN in a collaboration that will impact the lives of more than 10,000 underserved entrepreneurs across the region. This partnership is an expansion of the Trade[&Give] initiative in Malaysia, in its effort to provide underserved entrepreneurs with funds and access to knowledge, ideas, technology, as well as new markets.
As Maybank Kim Eng's flagship shared value programme, Trade [&Give] ASEAN serves to unveil opportunities for all levels of society, ensuring they have access and support for wealth creation and self-sufficiency.
A non-profit organization, Kiva connects millions of people around the world through lending to alleviate poverty. As the first and largest micro-lending platform on the Internet, it enables individuals to financially empower others with loans as small as USD25, across over 80 countries. To date, Kiva has facilitated over $650 million in loans to over 1,400,000 borrowers, helping them start and grow businesses, improve homes, pay for education, and build brighter futures for their families.
Incorporating the idea of inclusive development, the partnership between Maybank Kim Eng and Kiva hopes to bring businesses and communities together sucessfully.
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