Help us reach $600,000 by December 31!

Dear Kiva Lender,

Kiva facilitates loans to more than 4,000 borrowers every week, but since Kiva doesn't take a fee on your loans we rely on donations from lenders like you to keep doing this important work. If every Kiva lender seeing this banner pitched in $20 for our Donation Drive, we'd hit our goal of $600,000 by Dec 31! Thanks for your continuing partnership in making the world a fairer place.

In service, Premal Shah, President, Kiva.org

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We loan because...
Dads are the best. We make loans to support hard-working dads, in memory of great dads passed.

About us
When our dad passed from a sudden heart attack, we asked friends to light a candle in his memory. We received photos of candles from around the world, which provided comfort. This Kiva lending team is a virtual candle we're lighting in memory of great dads everywhere - their light and love will live on.

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HOW TO LOAN WITH OUR KIVA TEAM:

1. Join Kiva, then join our "Candles for Dads" Lending Team.
2. After you've joined our Lending Team, find a dad on Kiva to loan to and make a loan of $25 or more.
3. During checkout, select to have your loan count towards our "Candles for Dads" Kiva Team's collective impact. Thanks!

HOW TO FIND DADS ON KIVA TO LOAN TO:
1. Find a Featured Candles for Dads loan on our Team Activity page, or on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/candlesfordads
2. Search for new dads to support on Kiva by clicking "Lend" in the Kiva main menu, then filter your search by gender and read profiles to find dads to loan to. Share your finds with us on facebook so we chip in as a group (we're still a small group, so plan to feature 1-2 loans a month for now).
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HELP SHARE CANDLES FOR DADS:
1. Please connect with us on Facebook & Twitter and invite friends to join us:
Facebook: facebook.com/candlesfordads
Twitter: twitter.com/candlesfordads
Website: candlesfordads.org (forwards to Kiva Team Page)
2. Recruit friends to join our Kiva Lending Team. Kiva has some cool recruiting tools that (sometimes) even give you and friends who join a $25 credit to make loans when they join: www.kiva.org/team/CandlesForDads/recruit
3. Volunteer Research for Dad Loan Suggestions: If you find a great dad on Kiva for us to loan to, share the Kiva profiles on our facebook page so others on our team can chip in to reach the goal. We will feature at least one C4D loan each month.
4. Share a memory of a great dad you are donating in memory of on our facebook and twitter.
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In memory of our dad, Shaman Mullick (1947 - 2012), and great dads everywhere. Your love and light live on.

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Team Activity

  • Stephen
    Uganda
    Stephen received a loan from 2 team members to buy sand and cement to plaster his house and kitchen.
    Default lender image Nirvan
    $500 to go
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  • Isidro
    El Salvador
    Isidro received a loan from Nirvan to buy fertilizer, insecticide, seeds, and soil amendments to grow corn.
    Nirvan
    4% repaid
  • Birane
    Senegal
    Birane received a loan from Nirvan to buy a sewing machine in order to meet customer demand.
    Nirvan
    0% repaid
  • Sapargul
    Kyrgyzstan
    Sapargul received a loan from Ann buy one dairy cow and additional calves in order to invest in her business.
    Ann
    0% repaid
  • Nyoman
    Indonesia
    Nyoman received a loan from Ethan to invest in a bulk purchase of suar and crocodile wood, as well as hire additional carvers for his workshop.
    Ethan
    0% repaid
  • Daniela
    Philippines
    Daniela received a loan from Cheryl to purchase fertilizers.
    Cheryl
    16% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

55
Team Members
$3,650
Amount Loaned
120
Loans
2.2
Loans per member

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