We partner with organizations that have pioneered and scaled models of change that demonstrably work. We also offer help through our Causa Local Small Business Programs. Every bit helps.
Kiva is a non-profit that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs around the world. More than 2.5 million people have raised over $1 billion on Kiva.
We facilitate loans up to $15,000 at 0% interest with a 6 month waiver; you begin to repay after the 7th month of receiving the loan and then you count with 24-36 months to repay the loan received.
At Kiva, we believe in character over credit and the power of community-based lending. Because of these beliefs, we provide funding opportunities for entrepreneurs where conventional lenders won’t.
Causa Local + Kiva
WeFunder is a crowdfunding service that connects startups with investors online. Wefunder uses a provision in the 2012 JOBS Act, which allows non-accredited investors to purchase equity in early-stage private companies.
Ron Artesano is a hand-made rum brand that was produced in the rainforest mountains of Puerto Rico. Each bottle of Ron Artesano is unique -- Javier Herrera, one of the most respected experts in the world of rum, put in the same premium ingredients but different inspirations of the moments into each bottle -- each bottle has it's own number and distilled date; no two bottles will ever be the same.
Causa Local + WeFunder
With the help from Causa Local and WeFunder, Ron Artesano raised $215,815, which allowed them to have their own distillery. The fund also helped purchasing raw materials, packaging materials and to establish sales and marketing efforts to make Ron Arestano an international brand.
With Puerto Rico's "Rum Cover Over", a law that gives back a percentage of the tax to rum producers, and the fund, Ron Arestano is on track to international distribution to Caribbean, Europe and USA by Q4 2021 and to become profitable from year one.
Causa Local Scale-Up Programs
Causa Creativa offers to give greater visibility and promotion to companies' products or services. Events and channels are coordinated to increase the audience and therefore the consumers of the companies.
Causa Rural is a program aimed to educate and hand-hold our local agricultures and other rural small business owners so they can grow their produce and improve their business development. We visit them, improve their financial literacy, and facilitate non-traditional access to capital at 0% interest.
Local Disaster Relief Efforts is a program aimed to assist small business owners to become more resilient and sustainable during the next natural disaster or global emergency. We educate and hand-hold our local small business owners through tough times by making data-driven decisions and deploying our individual disaster relief formula that includes cash grants, a sustainable vagón, or a new website. Our strategies are philanthropic investments so that the small business owner can survive and thrive during an emergency.