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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  

3 messages. Join the team to get in on the action!

Team Activity

  • Parvina
    Tajikistan
    Parvina received a loan from Sandy to buy clothing and expand her business.
    Sandy
    0% repaid
  • Veronica
    United States
    Veronica received a loan from Lisa to invest in new company assets for business expansion and increased profits, so that her employees can afford healthcare plans.
    Lisa
    0% repaid
  • Abel Antonio
    Colombia
    Abel Antonio received a loan from Peter to start his aquaculture business, investing in fish, set-up and in feed.
    Peter
    0% repaid
  • Cruz Alvarado
    El Salvador
    Cruz Alvarado received a loan from Jim to buy wood, nails, fabric, glue, paint, varnish etc.
    Jim
    0% repaid
  • Bintou's Group
    Senegal
    Bintou's Group received a loan from Jim 20 kg of incense, 10 boxes of soap and 10 lengths of fabric.
    Jim
    0% repaid
  • Bivamuntuyo Group
    Uganda
    Bivamuntuyo Group received a loan from Jim he will buy retail stock for his shop, and clothing for sewing.
    Jim
    0% repaid
  • Lilian Maribel
    Ecuador
    Lilian Maribel received a loan from 1 team members to buy pigs.
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    0% repaid
  • Aizada
    Kyrgyzstan
    Aizada received a loan from Jim to buy seeds and oilcloth for her hothouse in order to grow organic vegetables.
    Jim
    0% repaid
  • Diana
    Palestine
    Diana received a loan from Jim to buy feed for her sheep.
    Jim
    0% repaid
  • Virginia Maribel
    Ecuador
    Virginia Maribel received a loan from Jim to buy clothing, shoes, and other products to sell.
    Jim
    16% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

41
Team Members
$17,400
Amount Loaned
644
Loans
15.7
Loans per member