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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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  • Gregorio
    El Salvador
    Gregorio received a loan from John F. to purchase construction equipment. He needs to buy a good polishing machine,.
    John F.
    $50 to go
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  • Reina Arely
    El Salvador
    Reina Arely received a loan from John F. to purchase a kitchen to make pupusas, and also buy 3 pigs to raise and fatten.
    John F.
    0% repaid
  • Natividad De Jesus
    El Salvador
    Natividad De Jesus received a loan from John F. to buy seed, compost, insecticide, fertilizer, pesticide, tools, etc., and to improve the land.
    John F.
    0% repaid
  • Twizereii Group
    Burundi
    Twizereii Group received a loan from Shannon increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of beans, corn, flour, ... for resale, to earn more.
    Shannon
    25% repaid
  • Neoun's Group
    Cambodia
    Neoun's Group received a loan from David Stevens to buy fertilizer, pesticide and to pay for plowing and harvesting fees.
    David Stevens
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

49
Team Members
$40,625
Amount Loaned
1,029
Loans
21.0
Loans per member

Rankings In Memorials Category

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