Kiva Lending Team: Avaaz
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Our diverse community is brought together by our care for the world, and a desire to do what we can to make it a better place.
“Avaaz” means “Voice” in many Asian, Middle Eastern and Eastern European languages.
Avaaz.org is a new global web movement with a simple democratic mission: to close the gap between the world we have, and the world most people everywhere want.
Across the world, most people want stronger protections for the environment, greater respect for human rights, and concerted efforts to end poverty, corruption and war. Yet globalization faces a huge democratic deficit as international decisions are shaped by political elites and unaccountable corporations -- not the views and values of the world’s people.
Technology and the internet have allowed citizens to connect and mobilize like never before. The rise of a new model of internet-driven, people-powered politics is changing countries from Australia to the Philippines to the United States. Avaaz takes this model global, connecting people across borders to bring people powered politics to international decision-making.
Coming together in this way, Avaaz has become a wonderful community of people from all nations, backgrounds, and ages.
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