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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Leyla received a loan from Patch High School Kiva Chapter to pay for seeds and fertilizer and hire workers for land cultivation.
Alexei received a loan from Patch High School Kiva Chapter to construct two additional greenhouses on his new piece of land and install heating in them.$2,000 to goLend Now
Njomza received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to improve her family's living conditions by renovating the house.$1,125 to goLend Now
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.
$500 to goLend Now
Arei Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy saplings and fertilizers for cultivation.
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.0% repaid
Anne received a loan from 1 team members to purchase goats and cows for resale.
Crisanto received a loan from 1 team members to purchase fishing equipment, including hooks and nets.
Flor De Maria received a loan from 1 team members to invest in sheet metal, wood, and nails to rebuild her home.
Tinei received a loan from 1 team members to purshase more wares for her clothing shop.
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