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We loan because...
We can make a difference and bring "meaning" to the classroom.

About us
In 2008, Alan invited Jessica Flannery, the co-founder of Kiva, to present at BLC. Jessica told a very touching story of why she wanted to help the working poor. Since that time, the Building Learning Communities’ team has loaned $10.385.00 to struggling entrepreneurs around the world. We would like to invite you to help grow our team and have even more impact.

Kiva is a non-profit website that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneurs around the world. You choose who to lend to - whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia or a tailor in Iraq - and as they repay the loan, you get your money back.

By joining our lending team, we can work together to alleviate poverty.

Location: Boston       Team website


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Team Activity

  • Rukia
    Rukia received a loan from Peter to buy sewing machine spare parts for her husband workshop.
    $250 to go
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  • Karine
    Karine received a loan from Jim to refresh the assortment of her store buying new assortment of footballs, interesting books and some toys for small children.
    4% repaid
  • Gulmira
    Gulmira received a loan from The Mull Family to buy four young bulls and calves in order to help bolster her income.
    The Mull Family
    21% repaid
  • Maendelo Ii Group
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Maendelo Ii Group received a loan from Jim to purchase antibiotics, serums, and anti-inflammatories.
    34% repaid
  • Juliana
    Juliana received a loan from Jim to buy alpaca and llama wool to train people to use the loom.
    5% repaid
  • Alma
    United States
    Alma received a loan from Jim to provide working capital for her growing hair salon.
    10% repaid

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