Design for Social GOOD Gives Back: “Loans That Change Lives”

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Design for Social GOOD is proud to give back by providing loans through Kiva. Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending to help alleviate poverty.

Kiva empowers individuals to lend to entrepreneurs across the globe. By combining microfinance with the Internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending. Kiva promotes dignity, accountability and transparency, all the GOOD things we believe every nonprofit should promote.

With each new client we work with, Design for Social GOOD will choose an entrepreneur in Africa who is working to make his or her community and world a better place.

Our first loan is to Diambari Djiguen Gni Group in Thies, Senegal.

The group of 11 women is led by Mme Nogoye Mbaye and the loan will be used to buy cassava, brooms and vegetable oil, which the women will sell in their local villages.

We dedicate our first loan to ACE New York, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering the homeless and improving communities.

Design for Social GOOD completed an entire branding package for ACE New York that included a new logo, print suite, nonprofit analysis and website build.

Why do we give back? We do it because we have a responsibility to help other people.  We strive to produce outstanding work that promotes positive social change. We live not only by our commitment to our clients but also by our commitment to our community and the environment. We believe in the triple bottom line. People, Profit and Planet. We believe that doing GOOD for people and the planet is good for business. Our goal is to help those who are doing GOOD continue to thrive and grow their bottom lines in an increasingly complex, media-driven society.

Photo courtesy of Kiva.

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