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Matter to a Million: Engaging HP's Global Workforce for Social Good

In February 2014, the HP Foundation & Kiva launched a 5-year $7 million partnership called 'Matter to a Million.' Within the first four months, this groundbreaking partnership mobilized 40%+ of HP's global workforce, meaning that over 115,000 HP employees made a microloan to a small business in one of 76 countries. With a 98% repayment rate on Kiva, the funds will continue to be repaid to the HP Foundation's revolving loan fund account – enabling HP to provide $25 Kiva credits to employees several times per year for several years.

As the stewards of this partnership, HP's Marlon Evans and Kiva's Karen Little shared learnings and challenges, as well as what led to this level of success.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn about the components involved in designing a powerful employee engagement program
  • Gain insights into how to leverage Kiva to engage employees and impact small businesses


  • Marlon Evans, Director of Corporate Affairs, HP
  • Karen Little, Director of Development, Kiva
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