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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

 

Latest Messages  

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Team Activity

  • Dinh
    Vietnam
    Dinh received a loan from Celia to buy fabric to produce many kind of mats to provide to her customers.
    Celia
    0% repaid
  • Chiu
    Vietnam
    Chiu received a loan from Celia to buy material to produce many kinds of string and thread to sell to her customers.
    Celia
    0% repaid
  • Diane
    United States
    Diane received a loan from Jim to purchase raw materials, increase marketing efforts, and pay for studio space for her yarn-dyeing business.
    Jim
    0% repaid
  • Rajab
    Palestine
    Rajab received a loan from Jim to install pipelines and buy glass and planks to renovate his home.
    Jim
    0% repaid
  • Ixquimane Group
    Guatemala
    Ixquimane Group received a loan from Jim to invest in the purchase of various colors of thread and other supplies for her traditional textile business.
    Jim
    0% repaid
  • Barbys Group
    Bolivia
    Barbys Group received a loan from Jim to buy flour in quintals and other ingredients at wholesale prices to bake a variety of traditional breads.
    Jim
    0% repaid
  • Leidy Yamileth
    El Salvador
    Leidy Yamileth received a loan from Suzanne to buy tables, chairs and other essentials to set up a café.
    Suzanne
    0% repaid
  • Anonymous
    El Salvador
    Anonymous received a loan from Jim to buy flour, beans, cheese, pork rinds, eggs, meat, chickens, vegetables, fruits and other products.
    Jim
    0% repaid
  • Carlos Alberto
    Colombia
    Carlos Alberto received a loan from Jim to buy refrigerators, washing machines, and computers that he can repair and resell.
    Jim
    0% repaid
  • Pablo
    El Salvador
    Pablo received a loan from Jim to buy seeds, fertilizers, compost, pest controls, and other supplies so that he can improve his land.
    Jim
    0% repaid
  • Katherine Margoth
    Ecuador
    Katherine Margoth received a loan from Jim to buy perfumes, creams and cosmetics.
    Jim
    16% repaid
  • Phonxai Group
    Lao PDR
    Phonxai Group received a loan from Jim to purchase water filters so that they can have access to safe drinking water.
    Jim
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

41
Team Members
$17,975
Amount Loaned
667
Loans
16.3
Loans per member