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Banking and Finance Oath

We support the Banking and Finance Oath’s thought leadership through PR, social media and event management. Their principle that ethics is a foundation of their profession resonates with us, as PR practitioners who come across challenging ethical issues.

Kiva

Our team also supports entrepreneurs and small business owners via Kiva, a not-for-profit organisation that connects online micro-finance lenders with entrepreneurs from developing countries. We encourage you to use the power of social media positively and share Kiva’s website amongst your first degree connections.

Learn about one of the small business owners below.

KIVA: CARIDAD
KIVA: CARIDAD

Lending capital to Caridad

This Christmas, First Degree PR is helping Filipino farmer, Caridad, through Kiva.
Kiva

The ‘social’ in our ESG

This month First Degree PR is giving a helping hand to Mwavita, a Congolese businesswoman who sells used clothing.
kiva loan: La Cruz Patuca
kiva loan: La Cruz Patuca

Meet the La Cruz Patuca Group

With our help, the La Cruz Patuca group will purchase supplies for their business to help cover their family expenses and financial obligations.
Kiva: Trabajadoras Pacaman
Kiva: Trabajadoras Pacaman

Meet the Trabajadoras De Pacaman Group

With this month's Kiva loan, we helped the Ep Jiwe Group in Congo to purchase various construction supplies to further build their business.
kiva: Ep Jiwe Group
kiva: Ep Jiwe Group

Meet the Ep Jiwe Group

In October 2014, through our Kiva loan, we helped the Ep Jiwe Group in Congo to purchase various construction supplies to further build their business.
Kiva: Abizerana Group
Kiva: Abizerana Group

Meet the Abizerana Group

With this month's Kiva loan, we're helping the Abizerana (meaning 'believe in themselves') group in Rwanda to buy more sorghum for their business.
Kiva: Paxixil Group
Kiva: Paxixil Group

Meet the Paxixil Group

With this month's Kiva loan, keeping in line with our health and wellbeing theme, we're supporting the Paxixil Group in Guatemala.
Kiva: Yolanda
Kiva: Yolanda

Meet Yolanda

With this month's Kiva loan, we're supporting Yolanda, a coffee farmer in Honduras.
Guandugloma Group
Guandugloma Group

Meet the Guandugloma (Nabon) Group

With this month's Kiva loan, we're supporting the Guandugloma (Nabón) Group in Ecuador who are hoping to improve the economy of their homes in Nabon, which has a very cold climate.
Kiva donation: Meet Thu
Kiva donation: Meet Thu

Meet Thu from the Đông Sơn Group

Thu is 41 years old and married with two children. She lives and works in Thanh Hoa city, where she owns a fashion retail business. With the help of our donation, Thu plans to invest in her business to help support her family
kiva: meet Phan
kiva: meet Phan

Meet Phan

Through microfinance organisation Kiva, we support 63-year-old Phan, who has asked for a loan to buy fertilisers and seeds for her farmland in Cambodia.
Kiva: Stella Matisha
Kiva: Stella Matisha

Meet Stellah Matisha

With our Kiva loan this month we supported the Stellah Matisha's Group in Vihiga, Kenya.
Kiva loan: Mayrash
Kiva loan: Mayrash

Meet Mayrash

In September, we supported Mayrash, who lives in Toktogul Village in Kyrgyzstan. Our donation has helped Mayrash continue to run her family farm and support her three children.
Meet the Bella Vista Group
Meet the Bella Vista Group

Introducing the Kiva Bella Vista Group

This month, we're supporting the Bella Vista Group with our Kiva donation. Haydee is a single mother living with her son in a community in the Bahia Islands, who sells cosmetics to support her family.
finance
finance

Hermes CEO supports Banking and Finance Oath

In a letter to the FT editor, Hermes Fund Managers CEO and Head of Investment makes a call to action to reawaken the ethical culture in financial services in London.
Kiva Cuenca group
Kiva Cuenca group

Meet Cuenca Group

We support the Cuenca Group from Bolivia, who will use their Kiva loan to help buy chickens, pigs, and guinea pigs.