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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

  • Elsie
    Philippines
    Elsie received a loan from Menahem and Tania to restock her store with basic commodities, such as canned goods, oil, and soy sauce.
    Menahem and Tania
    0% repaid
  • Maria Jesus
    Honduras
    Maria Jesus received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy notebooks, backpacks, pencils, crayons, and more food products including soft drinks, (doughnuts), sugar, beans, flour, eggs and milk, in addition to more clothing to sell.
    Pres Microfinance Club
    0% repaid
  • Sara
    Samoa
    Sara received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy a new engine, a gear box, four new shocks, tyres, refill air-con and new headlights.
    Pres Microfinance Club
    $3,250 to go
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  • Zhyrgalbubu
    Kyrgyzstan
    Zhyrgalbubu received a loan from Nikhil to buy 1 cow and 13 sheep to increase her livestock headcount.
    Nikhil
    0% repaid
  • Jai Bharat Group
    India
    Jai Bharat Group received a loan from Nikhil to purchase a piece of land for vegetable cultivation of her own.
    Nikhil
    0% repaid
  • Rita
    Kyrgyzstan
    Rita received a loan from BCP Microfinance Club to buy a horse, additional sheep and livestock feed in order to invest in her business.
    BCP Microfinance Club
    $2,200 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

336
Team Members
$73,100
Amount Loaned
2,451
Loans
7.3
Loans per member

Rankings In Schools Category

#4 for New Users (All Time)
#9 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)