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We empower low and moderate income small business owners through access to capital which fuels job growth and impacts the economy.

Puerto Rico is America's tropical paradise, but for many local entrepreneurs who dream of starting or growing their own businesses, options for accessing capital are very limited. 


These entrepreneurs are among the vast number of financially excluded individuals in the U.S. who are then unable to launch or grow their ideas. 


To start, Causa Local, as the local Kiva Capital Asset Manager, provides 0% interest capital to local small businesses up to $15k. 


Through direct lending, supporters of Puerto Rico low and moderate income entrepreneurs can help local communities shape their future and achieve economic mobility. We love supporting our island full of rich land, local restaurants, fresh goods, creative designers, and enchanting small businesses.

5,000 locally educated business owners and 501 funded borrowers one act of kindness at a time

When you support Causa Local, you are helping our network of delivering programs that works side by side with every-day small businesses. Programs like Kiva Puerto Rico, WeFunder, and Causa Local Scale-Up.

Builing community is a team work

When we are helping small businesses, we are helping to create the community — our culture, human connection employment, and more. That’s why Causa Local is committed to more than providing money for businesses in need.


If you would like to review our governing documents, conflict of interest policy, and other data regarding our work and compliance, please email

Our founder, Ana Maria Cintron, was nominated for 40 under 40 by Caribbean Business.

Our Founder & Executive Director was selected as a Runbinger Fellow.


Causa Local featured in Investment Opportunities in Puerto Rico by Caribbean Business

Causa Local is at Guidestar and has the highest level of transparency recognition.

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