SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GoDaddy, Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced a partnership with Kiva, the world's first micro lending platform, connecting GoDaddy employees with Kiva borrowers in countries around the world.
Kiva is a non-profit organization working globally to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Kiva leverages the Internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, providing a platform for individuals to lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity for individuals and small businesses around the world. Even a small loan to an individual can help transform their life and their families' lives.
GoDaddy's new 'Get the Picture' campaign allows GoDaddy employees to fund loans that make a difference for the smallest of businesses. To help get the partnership started, GoDaddy is providing each employee US$25.00 to fund a loan for a Kiva small business of their choice.
"GoDaddy and Kiva partnering together makes good sense," said Premal Shah, President of Kiva. "GoDaddy helps small businesses around the world create a digital presence, so it is now easy for GoDaddy employees to personally help small businesses with other unique needs for their business," added Shah.
"GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy towards small business and GoDaddy employees do this every day," said Tyler Butler, GoDaddy Director of Community Outreach. "GoDaddy's partnership with Kiva allows employees to make a difference on a personal level because they are investing in the success of the small business."
Kiva is easy to use. The lender can choose a borrower after reading stories of people looking for loans; choose the borrower and click lend; and over time get updates about the borrower chosen and see money repaid into a Kiva account.
About GoDaddy GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 13 million customers worldwide and more than 60 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.
About GoDaddy Cares GoDaddy believes that its responsibility as a good corporate citizen is to make a difference in the communities in which it operates. As part of that philosophy GoDaddy contributes to nonprofit organizations that focus on causes meaningful to our business, our customers, our employees and our community. To learn more about GoDaddy's Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, visit www.GoDaddyCares.com.
Kiva.org is the world's first and largest crowdfunding platform for social good with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. By lending at little as $25, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy and realize their potential. Since 2005, Kiva and their growing global community of 1.3 million lenders have crowdfunded nearly $750 million in microloans to 1.7 million entrepreneurs in 86 countries, with a 98% repayment rate.
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