Kiva Lending Team: Kiva U Schools
(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
• 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
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Mariama Dielo's Group received a loan from Camille to purchase in particular damask and embroidered fabrics in 6-yard lengths and some locally made women’s shoes for resale.
Maria Victoria received a loan from Jessica to purchase agricultural supplies to help her coffee crops.
Adom Group received a loan from Jessica to buy cosmetics and shoes from the wholesale market in Accra.
Virginia received a loan from Jessica to buy eggs, sweets, cakes, powdered soap, fabric softener and more.
Zanele received a loan from Jessica to pay for one year tuition fees and living expenses at the Maharishi Institute.
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