Kiva Lending Team: The Neil Desai Foundation
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In memory of Neil Desai who tragically passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition on his 22nd birthday in 2008.
In 2006 before attending university Neil travelled the world. He played squash and cricket in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. On his travels he fell in love with the townships in South Africa and, in his own words, was "struck most was when we visited a centre set up by South Africans to teach youngsters skills, like blacksmithing, mechanics and pottery so that they could make their lives better with skills...I hope that I have created a strong link here and that the next Huduma Fest (a concert Neil ran) could go to this amazing cause."
The Neil Desai Foundation is proud to support entrepeneurs in Africa through Kiva in memory of Neil.
We raise money and donate to three main causes:
1. Supporting causes in Africa and India (countries that were dear to Neil and his family)
2. Cardiac risk in the young (www.c-r-y.org) - which aims to raise awareness of and prevent sudden cardiac death in young people
3. Sports in schools, in particular squash and cricket
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Caesar received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to grow his business by opening his second mobile money transfer outlet in Lusaka, Zambia.0% repaid
Kajall Mahila Mandal 3 Group received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to purchase earrings, bangles, etc to expand her bagasara (costume jewelery) business.
Mahadeb Shg-B Group received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to buy large quantities of grocery items like rice, canned goods, coffee, eggs, instant noodles, and beverages.Only 14 hours 49 minutes left!$425 to go
Kasturi Group received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to purchase a huge quantity of betel and related materials as well as snacks and cosmetic items.$1,050 to goLend Now
Anonymous Group received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to buy animal food and small animals to raise.
Gwendoline received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to grow her mobile money transfer business by opening a new outlet and increasing her capital.
Darius received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to grow his Zoona money transfer business by increasing his working capital to serve more customers.
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