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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      


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Team Activity

  • Luz Maria
    Dominican Republic
    Luz Maria received a loan from Katia to cover her higher education expenses.
    0% repaid
  • Zarine
    Zarine received a loan from Katia to pay for clothes and shoes to resell to her customers.
    0% repaid
  • Mariama Dielo's Group
    Mariama Dielo's Group received a loan from Camille to purchase in particular damask and embroidered fabrics in 6-yard lengths and some locally made women’s shoes for resale.
    0% repaid
  • Maria Victoria
    Maria Victoria received a loan from Jessica to purchase agricultural supplies to help her coffee crops.
    0% repaid
  • Beatrice
    Beatrice received a loan from Jessica to buy trousers, blouses, skirts, dresses, etc.
    0% repaid
  • Adom Group
    Adom Group received a loan from Jessica to buy cosmetics and shoes from the wholesale market in Accra.
    0% repaid
  • Issa
    Issa received a loan from Jessica to pay semester and registration fees.
    0% repaid
  • Virginia
    Virginia received a loan from Jessica to buy eggs, sweets, cakes, powdered soap, fabric softener and more.
    0% repaid
  • Zanele
    South Africa
    Zanele received a loan from Jessica to pay for one year tuition fees and living expenses at the Maharishi Institute.
    0% repaid
  • Dorcas
    Dorcas received a loan from Jessica to purchase more clothes to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Roopchand
    Roopchand received a loan from Jessica to purchase fertilizer and pesticides.
    0% repaid
  • Somsoore Iigroup
    Burkina Faso
    Somsoore Iigroup received a loan from Jessica to buy two dozen shirts and 20 pairs of pants.
    0% repaid

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