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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

  • Kenzhehan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Kenzhehan received a loan from Jessica to buy a cow and tires for a tractor in order to invest in her business.
    Jessica
  • Gulandom
    Tajikistan
    Gulandom received a loan from Jessica to purchase sewing supplies.
    Jessica
  • Kisam Kiuola Group
    Indonesia
    Kisam Kiuola Group received a loan from Donna to buy materials for sewing such as yarn and buttons, and to pay her daughter’s university tuition fee for this semester.
    Donna
  • Saki Group
    Cambodia
    Saki Group received a loan from Donna to purchase more materials for her husband's engine repair shop.
    Donna
  • Concepción
    El Salvador
    Concepción received a loan from Paula to buy fertile eggs to produce chickens and also buy pigs and animal feed.
    Paula

Impact   Updated Hourly

24
Team Members
$77,350
Amount Loaned
2,855
Loans
119.0
Loans per member

Rankings In Memorials Category

#8 for Amount Loaned (All Time)