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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

  • Seangmeng's Group
    Seangmeng's Group received a loan from Jim to buy piglets and pig feed to support her new business.
    0% repaid
  • Orfelina
    Orfelina received a loan from Jim to invest in her business by buying manure for the upkeep of her coffee crops.
    0% repaid
  • Cecilia
    United States
    Cecilia received a loan from Jim to purchase supplies and equipment for her cleaning and errands business.
    0% repaid
  • Anonymous
    El Salvador
    Anonymous received a loan from Jim to buy more fruit and vegetables wholesale.
    7% repaid
  • Martha Lucia
    Martha Lucia received a loan from Jim to buy chairs and tables as well as buy ingredients for her dishes in order to be able to improve her work.
    5% repaid
  • Natalia
    Natalia received a loan from Jim to buy candles, noodles, cigarettes, coffee, sugar, salt, milk, slippers, shampoo and cards.
    20% repaid
  • Teresa De Jesus
    El Salvador
    Teresa De Jesus received a loan from Jim to buy corn in bulk and lime powder for making tortillas.
    6% repaid
  • Jaqueiline
    United States
    Jaqueiline received a loan from Jim to purchase supplies for the holiday season including inventory, mugs, and other promotional items, as well as to renovate and decorate her shop’s front window.
    2% repaid
  • Sergey
    Sergey received a loan from Jim build a new greenhouse and install a quality steam heating system in his greenhouses.
    0% repaid

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