Kiva Lending Team: Jane Skanderup Memorial Fund
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This fund has been created to carry on the work of Jane Skanderup (1957-2008). Jane cared deeply for those people who struggled as a result of not having adequate economic opportunities and were thus unable to meet their basic material needs. As a result, she was devoted to expanding those opportunities. Jane had a sophisticated understanding of capitalism. She wanted capitalism to work better for the poor: that widespread poverty was (along with widespread environmental destruction) capitalism’s greatest failings. Thus, she supported public policies and business practices that expanded opportunities for the income-poor. She also believed strongly in helping small entrepreneurs to create new opportunities for themselves. The Jane Skanderup Memorial Fund has been created to direct funds to small entrepreneurs in Latin America, with a preference to Mexicans and Peruvians because these were the Latin American people that Jane spent the most time with and knew the best.
My name is Paul Haber. I have volunteered to set up this fund in Jane's memory and have done so in collaboration with her family.
There are three ways in which you can contribute to The Jane Skanderup Memorial Fund. You can establish your own portfolio, browse the files of entrepreneurs seeking funds and make your own lending decisions that will then be counted as your own individual contribution and also as part of Jane's memorial fund. Two, if you would like my assistance in helping you make lending decisions, feel free to contact me at email@example.com and I will be happy to assist you in making your decisions. Three, if you would like me to administer your funds, I would be happy to do so. Just contact me via email and we can work out the details.
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