Thriive Program

Thriive is a global nonprofit organization that provides zero interest pay-it-forward loans, business support, and networking opportunities to small and growing businesses in developing countries. All loans are in the form of machinery and equipment, and are repaid by Thriive businesses through the donation of products, services, and/or job training to individuals from vulnerable communities. Our main objectives are to create more jobs, stimulate business growth, and develop a culture of social responsibility amongst small and medium sized businesses in developing countries. Thriive is currently operating in Palestine, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Kenya and Guatemala

Thriive  improves lives in developing world communities by helping small businesses to create jobs and donate basic necessities.

Thriive creates jobs, lifts people out of poverty, raises standards of living, and promotes greater socioeconomic stability by supporting “missing middle” businesses. This refers to small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) that are too large for traditional microfinance loans, yet too small to apply for commercial loans.

We provide the tools and resources that help businesses grow while generating social and economic impact.


Thriive Kenya Calendar of Events

  • July –Thriive Program Marketing
  • August – Call for Proposals
  • September – First Interviews
  • October – Final Interviews and Short listing Successful Applicants
  • November/January- Procurement
  • February /June- ongoing Training and Consultancy

How we do it

We do this by blending two important components:
Capital and Compassion.
Thriive builds prosperity…
by providing Thriive Capital loans for production equipment to viable small business entrepreneurs (coupled with technical support), helping to create desperately needed new jobs and increased incomes.
Thriive pays it forward… with compassion,
the basis for our dynamic ThriiveCapital system. Our equipment loans are repaid (or paid forward) with equivalent donations of job training and basic necessities to community members in need.

The majority of entrepreneurs are so inspired by the impact their gifts have on others that they continue to give, transforming themselves from  someone in need to someone whose ongoing donations  reduce poverty and fortify their communities. In this way, business

Thriive Objectives

  • Thriive builds prosperity and reduces poverty.
  • Business growth
  • Employment creation
  • Meaningful charitable repayment
  • Enhance long term charity by businesses to the community

Thriive Program Activities

  • Participation in the Thriive Alumnae
  • Regular visits from the program implementation
  • team to monitor progress of businesses
  • Networking and partnerships
  • Free technical assistance
  • Regular repayment as scheduled