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Kalpna Mistry was an amazing and tireless Global Studies teacher at Berkeley International High School. She taught her students about global cultures in unique and progressive ways. Rather than only using text books, she used modern technology as well. By using Kiva in the classroom for a unit on microfinance, she showed her students how entrepreneurs in developing nations can benefit from simple actions done everyday by the students halfway around the world. The students raised funds on their own, even using their own lunch money, and chose Kiva entrepreneurs from various countries and professions. The students walked away believing that the cycle of lending was simply an extension of Ms. Mistry's dedication and generosity, traits that now became their own. In continuing with the tradition Ms. Mistry started, BIHS, family, and friends have started a Kiva memorial lending team in her honor so future students can learn more about the world and themselves.global cultures in unique and progressive ways. Rather than only using text books, she used modern technology as well. By using Kiva in the classroom for a unit on microfinance, she showed her students how entrepreneurs in developing nations can benefit from simple actions done everyday by the students halfway around the world. The students raised funds on their own, even using their own lunch money, and chose Kiva entrepreneurs from various countries and professions. The students walked away believing that the cycle of lending was simply an extension of Ms. Mistry's dedication and generosity, traits that now became their own. In continuing with the tradition Ms. Mistry started, BIHS, family, and friends have started a Kiva memorial lending team in her honor so future students can learn more about the world and themselves.

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Ms. Mistry got our class really excited about Kiva, an online micro-enterprise program, and I hope and believe that the cycle of lending, getting repaid, and lending again will continue, and will always be associated with Ms. Mistry's dedication and generosity.

- Student from Ms. Mistry's Global Studies class at Berkeley International High School

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  • Gregoria
    Peru
    Gregoria received a loan from Carol purchase seeds and fertilizer.
    Carol
    0% repaid
  • Beatrice's Group
    Kenya
    Beatrice's Group received a loan from Berkeley High School to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
    Berkeley High School
    0% repaid
  • Eloy
    Bolivia
    Eloy received a loan from David Stevens to install potable water in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room of the house for the wellbeing of the family.
    David Stevens
    2% repaid
  • Insaf
    Lebanon
    Insaf received a loan from David Stevens to increase her merchandise with a new collection of winter clothes.
    David Stevens
    7% repaid
  • Maria
    Samoa
    Maria received a loan from Berkeley High School to buy a large outdoor baking oven, baking trays, machetes, roasting pans, plastic barrels and a squeezing machine.
    Berkeley High School
    16% repaid
  • Carmen Elena
    El Salvador
    Carmen Elena received a loan from Shannon to buy maize, beans, tomatoes, meat, chicken, fish and onion etc.
    Shannon
    13% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

49
Team Members
$42,175
Amount Loaned
1,066
Loans
21.8
Loans per member

Rankings In Memorials Category

#8 for New Users (All Time)
#9 for Amount Loaned (All Time)