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Dorothea would want us to.

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Dorothea was one to give money away. If we had it she would give it. She gave to anyone who called with a good story, and she gave to anyone who asked in the mail. I am still trying to get the mail stopped and our number off the call lists.

To keep up the helping and cut down on the fundraiser overhead I have been lending money on KIVA.

Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.

Kiva was born of the following beliefs:
People are by nature generous, and will help others if given the opportunity to do so in a transparent, accountable way.

The poor are highly motivated and can be very successful when given an opportunity.

By connecting people we can create relationships beyond financial transactions, and build a global community expressing support and encouragement of one another.

Kiva promotes:
Dignity: Kiva encourages partnership relationships as opposed to benefactor relationships. Partnership relationships are characterized by mutual dignity and respect.

Accountability: Loans encourage more accountability than donations where repayment is not expected.

Transparency: The Kiva website is an open platform where communication can flow freely around the world.

This way I can keep up Dorothea's giving without giving the money away and use it over and over. To keep Dorothea in our minds and hearts I have started a KIVA Team "Dorothea's Legacy" where we can as a group help other people in Dorothea's name.

I will be sending you an invitation to join us in KIVA and to join the team. I have been sending gift certificates for birthday presents. The gift certificate is good only for lending in KIVA but after it has been repaid it can then either be re-loaned or taken out with pay pal.

This is not a scam. It will not make anyone money. It is not a gift. If you have some money that you could spare for six months or so, why not lend it to some one who can make good use of it. It will not cost you and it feels right.


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Team Activity

  • Bertha Alicia
    Bertha Alicia received a loan from Donna to buy pens, notebooks, pencils and cards in bulk to resell.
    0% repaid
  • Latiffany
    United States
    Latiffany received a loan from Jessica to obtain merchandise to open a new KurvieKulture store for plus-sized women.
    0% repaid
  • Aqil
    Aqil received a loan from Jessica to install potable water in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room of his house.
    0% repaid
  • Maria Teodora
    El Salvador
    Maria Teodora received a loan from Paula to finish building her house and reinforce the roof.
    5% repaid
  • Anonymous Group
    Anonymous Group received a loan from Donna to buy materials to make garments to sell.
    8% repaid
  • Nongbua Group
    Lao PDR
    Nongbua Group received a loan from Brenda to purchase a water filter to have access to safe drinking water.
    0% repaid
  • Nargis
    Nargis received a loan from Paula to purchase livestock for her husband's business and to purchase furniture for their house.
    14% repaid
  • Yeny Marcela
    Yeny Marcela received a loan from Paula to buy pigs, chickens, and hens.
    5% repaid

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Rankings In Memorials Category

#7 for Amount Loaned (All Time)