Novel business-lending program debuts in LR

Clinton urges everyone to pitch in

Posted: March 16, 2013 at 5:08 a.m.

Cheese-maker Kent Walker checks Friday on his stash in a Little Rock warehouse. He hopes to expand his small business with a $10,000 loan from Kiva City Little Rock, a microlending pilot program.

Former President Bill Clinton encouraged Arkansans to support community businesses Friday as he helped introduce a nontraditional loan program in Little Rock.

Clinton announces Kiva Little Rock

President Bill Clinton was in Little Rock on Friday afternoon to help announce the Kiva Little Rock initiative, which helps grant crowd-funded loans to small businesses. (By David Harten)
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