Posts Tagged ‘Kiva’

What’s Happening @OAK: August 2013

There is a lot happening at OAK nowadays – not that we ever have much down time! It just seems like lately there is so much on the go. Summer so far has been jam packed with community events and campaigns, new projects, completed projects and luckily a little bit of sun.

As you may have heard, Manu received his Forty Under 40 award from the Ottawa Business Journal. The gala was so much fun and filled with incredibly passionate entrepreneurs. It was a fantastic way to celebrate the recipients’ business success, leadership, and dedication to the community.

There has been lots of community campaigning happening in our office for big causes (community is a word that comes up a lot at OAK, if you haven’t noticed already!). Over the past couple of months we have been focusing a lot on Kiva, a nonprofit organization aiming to alleviate poverty through micro-financing. They are doing major good for this world and make it easy for you and I to give small loans that change lives (learn more about OAK & Kiva here). Read the rest of this entry »

OAK’s Own Manu Sharma Awarded Forty Under 40 for Commitment to Community & Entrepreneurship

 

OBJ Forty Under 40 - Manu SharmaLeadership, innovation and philanthropy, three qualities in which a candidate must possess in order to be a recipient of Ottawa Business Journal’s ‘Forty under 40’ award. Owning these qualities, as well as being an accomplished and innovative entrepreneur, OAK’s own Manu Sharma is very much deserving of this year’s award.

A leader is something that describes Manu perfectly. At OAK, he is passionate about business, ideas and people. Confidently leading our team to do more, to do better and make a difference in this world. Manu is also a recognized leader in the community. In 2012, he was nominated a Mentor Rock Star by Startup Canada because of his dedication to helping young entrepreneurs grow to their full potential. With an incredible drive for success, Manu is an inspiration for any aspiring entrepreneur. Read the rest of this entry »

Change a Life with a $25 Kiva Loan!

kiva Here at OAK we love to give back. Not just to our local community, but to our neighbors around the world. Over the past month we have been gung-ho about Kiva! Increasing awareness and memberships of this awesome organization through our OAK Business Group.  Now we have 60 members and have given over 100 loans, how exciting!!

What is Kiva you ask? Well let me tell you! Kiva is an amazing non-profit organization that believes in connecting people through lending, to alleviate global poverty. They are the middlemen that make it possible for you and I to make small micro-loans, to foster entrepreneurship and development around the world. Kiva provides you with the borrowers repayment and business statistics, heart clenching stories and financial goals- all at your fingertips. Read the rest of this entry »

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