Supporting entrepreneurs across the developing world

We began supporting Kiva in 2009 – the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website for entrepreneurs in developing countries. Six years on, we have given over $40,000 in microloans to a host of individuals with true entrepreneurial spirit.

We began supporting Kiva in 2009 – the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website for entrepreneurs in developing countries. Six years on, we have given over $40,000 in microloans to a host of individuals with true entrepreneurial spirit.

We make a donation to the Kiva programme every time a job is signed off. As the recipient entrepreneurs repay their loans, these are then reinvested into new partnerships through Kiva, enabling the legacy to evolve.

So far we have supported 268 entrepreneurs in 46 countries. Here are a few examples of the inspirational people we help – in some small way – to realise their dreams.

Lizeth, Colombia – a 23 year old entrepreneur with a developing beauty business, Lizeth can now support her mother financially and feel confident about starting a family of her own in the future.

Rhodora, Philippines – a 44 year old mother of eight, Rhodora runs a fishing business with her husband and the loan enabled her to carry out crucial repairs to their boat. Rhodora’s goal is for her children to complete their education and become entrepreneurs themselves.

Wilson, Uganda – a 45 year old coffee farmer and father of four, Wilson needed a loan to buy new tools and fertilisers to help develop his business in the face of high competition from large-scale farming.

Our partnership with Kiva is rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit that has helped the business become an award-winning market-leader in staffing across the UK and Australia, and our continued commitment to CSR through programmes that have real impact across the globe.

“Julian and I were just 24 when we started Mash, and we couldn’t have done it without someone believing in us enough to lend us money. It feels incredibly special to now be in a position to return the favour, and particularly to people who show the same entrepreneurial ambition in much tougher environments.”
Phil Edelston, Co-Founder Mash Staffing

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