Where are you from originally?
INDIA, CAME TO US IN 1979
What university did you go to?
What brought you to Houston?
What is your group’s mission
OUR MISSION IS TO INCUBATE MICRO ENTREPRENEURS AND FUND THEM WITH INTEREST FREE LOANS
What need does it fulfill?
PROVIDES INTEREST FREE LOAN VIA KIVA ZIP AND DIRECT GUARANTEES FOR LENDING
What exactly does it bring to its members?
PROVIDES MICRO LOANS TO THE UNSERVED COMMUNITY
Who would benefit from your group?
THE MICRO ENTREPRENEURS
What was the most challenging aspect of starting up the initiative?
GETTING IT TOGETHER, IT WAS JUST LIKE START UP , VERY LEAN , ALL FUNDED BY ONE PERSON , ME !
What advice do you have for entrepreneurs?
CHALLENGES AND OBSTACLES ARE JUST STAIRS TO GREATER HEIGHTS
What Houston-based resource have you found to be the most helpful and why?
THE TIE GROUP , UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON MICRO FINANCE GROUP, and NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTERS.