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We loan because...
We want to help families around the world to start businesses or expand existing ones so that they may better support themselves and their children and of course to help the MFI's become well established everywhere. We also hope to help bring microfinance to child sponsorship. Kiva can also be a good way to save up money for your sponsor children’s Special Needs Gifts and then help two families instead of just one!

Here are the following countries that both Kiva & Children International currently operate in: THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, AND THE PHILIPPINES.

About us
We are a group of people from around the world helping to overcome poverty through child sponsorship as well as through microfinance. Children International’s sponsorship program serves more than 300,000 needy children in 11 countries, including CHILE, COLOMBIA, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, INDIA, MEXICO, THE PHILIPPINES, ZAMBIA, AND THE UNITED STATES (LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS). Some of the benefits that sponsorship provides are medical and dental care, educational assistance, Youth Programs, nutrition programs, clothing and shoes, and even scholarships and much more. Also, Children International allows sponsors to help their children's families to start or expand a business (if the family is able to and would like to) by sending them a Special Needs Gift for an Income Generating Project. You may of course send money for other items like food or clothing or whatever your sponsored child's or families special needs are and it is up to you whether you want to specify what the gift is for or you may leave it up to the family to decide. Some sponsors help with home repairs or even have helped build the family a house! (Check out CI has a great website, blog, and a Google group for those who aren't aware. This team is open to everyone.

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  • Mariam
    Mariam received a loan from Mike Durbin to purchase a vineyard and start producing wine to sell.
    Mike Durbin
    $1,825 to go
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  • Daniela
    Daniela received a loan from Mike Durbin to start her business; she needs to buy a freezer, chairs, tables, waffle maker and beverages.
    Mike Durbin
    $1,300 to go
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  • Erika Yessenia
    Erika Yessenia received a loan from Mike Durbin buy material such as powder and cement, allowing her to improve her lifestyle and that of her child, and give her child the upbringing she deserves.
    Mike Durbin
    $225 to go
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  • Gabriela Maria
    Gabriela Maria received a loan from Mike Durbin to start her cosmetics, jewelry and other products business, thus she will be able to continue supporting her mother and siblings.
    Mike Durbin
    $975 to go
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  • Ruth Noemi
    Ruth Noemi received a loan from stephanie to buy fabrics and sewing machines.
    0% repaid
  • Lemalie
    Lemalie received a loan from stephanie to buy two large ovens, new pots, foil, trays, taro, bananas and breadfruit.
    0% repaid
  • Rahmah
    Rahmah received a loan from E to help her cover her fees for a BA in Foreign Languages.
    0% repaid
  • Blgees
    Blgees received a loan from Mike Durbin to pay costs for high school lessons.
    Mike Durbin
    8% repaid
  • Pichbopha
    Pichbopha received a loan from Mike Durbin to pay her tuition fees in International Relations from the first to the fourth year.
    Mike Durbin
    0% repaid
  • Ani
    Ani received a loan from Mike Durbin to buy potato seedlings, fertilizer and also some fodder for her cattle on the farm.
    Mike Durbin
    9% repaid

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