“Poverty is the absence of all human rights. The frustrations, hostility and anger generated by abject poverty cannot sustain peace in any society. For building stable peace we must find ways to provide opportunities for people to live decent lives.”
“Once poverty is gone, we'll need to build museums to display its horrors to future generations. They'll wonder why poverty continued so long in human society - how a few people could live in luxury while billions dwelt in misery, deprivation and despair.”
“I believe that we can create a poverty-free world because poverty is not created by poor people. It has been created and sustained by the economic and social systems that we have designed for ourselves; the institutions and concepts that make up that system; the policies that we pursue.”
― Muhammad Yunus
Minnesota Microlending Team, formerly Viva Kiva, is the University of Minnesota lending team, founded in 2011. This year, we have joined forces with the Minneapolis/St. Paul lending team to make a bigger impact around the world!
We are now working to build a strong Kiva community in the Twin Cities