KIVA Microlending available in New North Region – The New North region is home to 9 Connect Communities and 13 Main Street Communities. These are special designations coming from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation after the communities have successfully been granted this status off of their applications. A special benefit to being a minority-owned, woman-owned, or veteran-owned business/entrepreneur in one of these communities is that you are eligible to receive a no interest KIVA micro-loan. This loan up to $5,000 is matched with an additional interest free loan of $5,000. To learn more please see the two attached maps designating the Main Street and Connect Communities in the New North region; visit KIVA.org for additional information and to start your application; listen to the attached podcast; or view the attached summary document. You can also contact Barb LaMue at the New North for additional guidance – [email protected].