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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Abel's Group received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to purchase hybrid seed and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, millet, and sorghum.
Najibullo received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to renovate his commercial space and open a restaurant.
Zaman received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to install a secondary ceiling in his shop and to increase his inventory.
Las Quebradas 2 Group received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to buy potato seeds, compost and insecticides, and to pay for labor to provide technical support for the crops.
Pedro José received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to buy a tricycle and thermoses for his business.
Abdullah received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to renovate his grocery store by repainting its walls from inside and outside, as well as to increase his selling inventory.
Gladys received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to purchase 20 sacks of charcoal for her business.$150 to goLend Now
Gulnaz received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to purchase stocks of used clothes to begin her trading business.$400 to goLend Now
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Nino received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to start a trading business, with clothing and curtains.$650 to goLend Now
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