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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Sougrenom Wend Group received a loan from Bridgman High School buy five crates of bananas and two crates of apples.
Francisco received a loan from Bridgman High School to build a well for his water distribution center.
Zohara received a loan from BCP Microfinance Club to invest in scrap for her husband's recycling business.$175 to goLend Now
Liliana Elizabeth received a loan from BCP Microfinance Club to pay for the membership for her truck in a transportation cooperative and to continue working formally.
$375 to goLend Now
Glenys received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy more used refrigerators to repair and sell.
Patricia received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase linens, inventory, facial equipment and machines, and office furniture for her aesthetician practice.
Dios Proveera Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase food products such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, eggs, juices, soft drinks, cookies, tiste [a drink made from corn and cocoa], etc.$1,925 to goLend Now
Lonah received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to start horticulture farming and provide a better income for her 4 children.$425 to goLend Now
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