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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

• 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

  • Joylen
    Joylen received a loan from kenneth to buy a new fishing boat, engine and new fishing nets.
    0% repaid
  • Etkie Group
    United States
    Etkie Group received a loan from Parth to pay for materials to produce high-end beaded bracelets.
    0% repaid
  • Rosana
    Rosana received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to cover the costs of her studies, such as materials and photocopies.
    Pres Microfinance Club
    0% repaid
  • Arshad
    Arshad received a loan from Rialto High School to buy a new sewing machine along with spools of thread, cloths and buttons in different colors.
    Rialto High School
    0% repaid
  • Audai
    Audai received a loan from Neha to pay for his children's education.
    8% repaid

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Rankings In Schools Category

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