UniThrive: Connecting Needy Students and Alumni with Microfinanced Loans

MBBP client UniThrive made a splash last week with a New York Times article featuring the non-profit microfinance loan organization, that through its web site matches needy students with alumni willing to make interest free loans.

According to the NYTimes article:

“Unithrive, which made its debut last month, matches alumni lenders and cash-strapped students, who post photographs and biographical information and can request up to $2,000. The loans are interest-free and payable within five years of graduation.

The nonprofit site is the brainchild of three recent Harvard graduates, who hope it can help ease the crisis in paying for college…”

Read full article here.

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