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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

  • Rosalina
    Philippines
    Rosalina received a loan from Paula to buy ingredients like rice, vegetables, spices, meat, etc. for her food production business.
    Paula
    0% repaid
  • Michael
    United States
    Michael received a loan from Bob to buy a trailer to allow them to meet the demand for their services.
    Bob
    0% repaid
  • Rajab
    Uganda
    Rajab received a loan from Paula to pay workers for weeding his maize garden.
    Paula
    0% repaid
  • 03-Phú Sơn 2 Group
    Vietnam
    03-Phú Sơn 2 Group received a loan from Don to purchase a sewing machine to operate her sewing service.
    Don
    8% repaid
  • Los Jardines Group
    Peru
    Los Jardines Group received a loan from Donna to invest in materials for handicrafts, such as thread, wool and other materials.
    Donna
    16% repaid
  • Miramar Group
    Honduras
    Miramar Group received a loan from Jessica to buy fertilizer to help his crops of basic grains, vegetables, and coffee.
    Jessica
    0% repaid
  • Avelita
    Philippines
    Avelita received a loan from Paula to buy a stock of native products.
    Paula
    12% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

18
Team Members
$73,325
Amount Loaned
2,702
Loans
150.1
Loans per member

Rankings In Memorials Category

#7 for Amount Loaned (All Time)