Kiva Lending Team: One Laptop per Child
We loan because...
In support of this organization and to bring awareness about it to others.
Teaching the next generation about Kiva *now*.
One Laptop Per Child distributes the XO:
The XO is about the size of a textbook and lighter than a lunchbox. Thanks to its flexible design and “transformer” hinge, the laptop easily assumes any of several configurations: standard laptop use, e-book reading, and gaming.
It has rounded edges, an integrated kid-sized handle, and (in most cases) a sealed, rubber-membrane keyboard.
Design was a priority from the start: the laptop could not be big, heavy, fragile, dull, or dangerous. The distinctive appearance both appeals to the intended users and discourages gray-market traffic. There is no mistaking what it is and for whom it is intended.
The XO is also designed for constant connectivity. A few children working together under a tree can connect to eachother without any other hardware, and a class full of students can share collaborative activities with one another and see what their classmates are doing.
Location: http://one.laptop.org/ Team website
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Saeed Mai received a loan from 1 team members to buy spools of threads in different colors, along with packs of beads, sequins and stones for embellishment.
Jacinta received a loan from 1 team members to buy shirts, trousers, shorts, skirts and children's wear.
Zahra received a loan from 1 team members to start her own new business of selling clothes from her house as a second source of income to improve her living conditions.
Rodolfo received a loan from 1 team members to remodel their home.
Francisco received a loan from 1 team members to improve his house.
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