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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Narlys Del Carmen received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy shirts, jeans, perfumes, cologne and creams to meet customer demand.$1,225 to goLend Now
Ani received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase additional prepaid airtime credit to help community members.
Monica Elizabeth received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase inflatable equipment and create advertising.
Calama Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase a large quantity of fruit and use the profit to open a kiosk to sell breakfast food.
Zoje received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy fresh fruits and veggies to resell through wholesale.
Dipak received a loan from Sacred Heart Cathedral to purchase equipment and ingredients to start selling ice cream at his deli.
Mosoq Huñukuy Ivanqui Group received a loan from Sacred Heart Cathedral to buy seeds and fertilizer.
Ararat received a loan from Shauna to buy several bee colonies for his farm in order to develop his bee keeping activities.
Beatrice received a loan from Rialto High School to buy onion seeds and fertilizer that will boost proceeds thus more income.
La Corona Group received a loan from Sacred Heart Cathedral to purchase products like cleaning cloths, kitchen rags, spoons, tongs, etc.
Keith received a loan from BCP Microfinance Club to purchase printing equipment to expand the services offered by his advertising company.
Rosemary received a loan from BCP Microfinance Club to purchase a new high efficiency air conditioner that will help her and her husband cut their energy bills and live comfortably in their home.
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