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Thread was very excited to participate in the Kiva DSE program. The independent entrepreneurs that we partner with in Haiti have an extremely difficult time gaining access to low-interest capital in order to build out their businesses. As such, Thread started an independent microfinance fund in order to fill some of these gaps, but it was not nearly enough. Kiva's DSE program has helped us expand that program beyond what we normally could have done on our own. Our hope is that, with Kiva's help, we will continue to be able to fill these gaps for the entrepreneurs we work with for years to come.