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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

  • Edita Ines
    Edita Ines received a loan from Lauren to purchase fabric, thread and other sewing materials.
    0% repaid
  • Diego
    Diego received a loan from Jim to buy boards, blades, sugar, wax and stamping.
    0% repaid
  • Salvador Ovidio
    El Salvador
    Salvador Ovidio received a loan from Jim to buy iron, metal, tools, etc.
    0% repaid
  • El Sol Group
    El Sol Group received a loan from Jim to buy women's underwear wholesale in order to open a store and to hire assistants.
    0% repaid
  • Rozalina
    Rozalina received a loan from Peter to buy perfumes in order to increase her working capital.
    0% repaid
  • Alfonzo
    Alfonzo received a loan from Jim to buy vegetables, meat, beverages, baked goods, dairy products, and other items.
    0% repaid

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