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About us
(Note: this team was formerly called "Kiva High School")

Kiva U Schools is an international network of students and their
respective chapters, unified by a belief that poverty can be alleviated and that
microfinance is an effective tool to achieve this end. Students organize chapters to join with like-minded students in their community and
around the country to raise money to battle poverty, not with sympathy, but with business transactions rooted in mutual dignity. Kiva U is guided by
these goals, which we affirm to be our mission:

• To inspire awareness of global issues, especially poverty and hunger;

• To bring together and subsequently organize students interested in fighting
poverty;

• To encourage interest in microfinance as a tool to combat poverty;

• To raise money to invest in worthy entrepreneurs in developing states,
countering the predatory loaning practices so prevalent among the world's poorest regions;

• To develop in its members a sense of global responsibility;

• To enable others to become more aware of global issues such as poverty
and help them realize the power of microfinance;

• To establish a network of high school chapters around the country in which
this organization will be a central resource;

• To allow high school students to play a direct role in alleviating global
poverty through loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.

Location: High Schools Across the United States      

 

Latest Messages  

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Team Activity

  • Borgho's Group
    Senegal
    Borgho's Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy about 30 ready-to-wear clothing items for children, in order to resell them on a retail basis.
    Pres Microfinance Club
    0% repaid
  • Moses' Group
    Kenya
    Moses' Group received a loan from 1 team members to purchase a solar light, as well as hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.
    Default lender image
    0% repaid
  • Anne
    Kenya
    Anne received a loan from 1 team members to purchase goats and cows for resale.
    Default lender image
    0% repaid
  • Crisanto
    Philippines
    Crisanto received a loan from 1 team members to purchase fishing equipment, including hooks and nets.
    Default lender image
    0% repaid
  • Flor De Maria
    El Salvador
    Flor De Maria received a loan from 1 team members to invest in sheet metal, wood, and nails to rebuild her home.
    Default lender image
    0% repaid
  • Tinei
    Zimbabwe
    Tinei received a loan from 1 team members to purshase more wares for her clothing shop.
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    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

334
Team Members
$70,200
Amount Loaned
2,347
Loans
7.0
Loans per member

Rankings In Schools Category

#4 for New Users (All Time)
#4 for New Users (This Month)
#5 for Amount Loaned (This Month)
#6 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)