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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

  • Munkhdul
    Mongolia
    Munkhdul received a loan from Harley to buy an electric car.
    Harley
    0% repaid
  • Melecio
    Philippines
    Melecio received a loan from 4 team members to repair his barn, buy seeds and start farm cultivation.
    Tony Dream Mullick Tracy Nirvan
    0% repaid
  • Luis Carlos
    Colombia
    Luis Carlos received a loan from 2 team members to purchase livestock.
    Matt Nirvan
    0% repaid
  • Luis
    United States
    Luis received a loan from Debra-Ellen to finance marketing costs, website development and hiring costs for a new assistant.
    Debra-Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Celso
    Philippines
    Celso received a loan from Nirvan to cover weeding maintenance costs.
    Nirvan
    0% repaid
  • Juvita
    Timor-Leste
    Juvita received a loan from Ann to buy Fanta, Coca Cola, Sprite, Sagiko, noodles, cigarettes, sugar, salt, milk, fish, coffee and slippers.
    Ann
    8% repaid
  • Luis Alonso
    El Salvador
    Luis Alonso received a loan from Nirvan to buy seats, tables and other products to make the business bigger.
    Nirvan
    9% repaid
  • Mahmood
    Iraq
    Mahmood received a loan from Nirvan to pay for his son’s education.
    Nirvan
    16% repaid
  • Xhevat
    Albania
    Xhevat received a loan from Nirvan to buy watermelon and corn seeds, and to prepare the agricultural land for planting.
    Nirvan
    6% repaid
  • Kukuli Group
    Peru
    Kukuli Group received a loan from Terry to buy gold leaf frames, plain wood frames, canvas stretchers, and oil paint.
    Terry
    48% repaid
  • Nune
    Armenia
    Nune received a loan from Terry to pay for university tuition for her daughter.
    Terry
    15% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

55
Team Members
$3,325
Amount Loaned
108
Loans
2.0
Loans per member

Rankings In Memorials Category

#6 for New Users (All Time)
#1 for New Users (This Month)