Through our dynamic ThriiveCapital system, Thriive makes equipment loans to small business entrepreneurs, which must be repaid with donations of job training and in-kind goods 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 long after their Thriive loans are repaid, making their communities more self-sufficient and resilient. Below are some examples of how Thriive small businesses are creating new opportunities in their communities.
Pay It Forward: Job Training
Princecam Media provided free media production training to young adults who could not otherwise afford to learn these skills, helping them find employment in a growing industry.
Oscarito’s trained these and other single mothers and then gave them permanent jobs, providing the best way out of poverty – a regular paycheck.
Hoang Cong Thanh Mechanics 0wner (in the white shirt) trained young men as welders with a 6-month course. He then hired them, or helped them find jobs with other mechanics.
Pay It Forward: Products
Nam Thang Long owner donated 1,112 of her signature life vest backpacks to students from the poorest, most flood-prone areas of Vietnam that cannot afford this life-saving luxury.
Rural Vietnamese women received mushroom seedlings and cultivation training from HandsViet, enabling them to earn significant added income to support their families.
Pay It Forward: Services
Children from poor families received free dental examinations and treatments from a Thriive dentist. Left unchecked, cavities can cause pain and health problems in the children.
Nicaraguan tailor Sastreria Arlen went far beyond his own donations of school uniforms to a poor rural school. He rallied his fellow Thriive businesses to donate time and materials to build a new classroom that can hold more students!