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1,574 lending teams in the "Schools" category
  • Learning by Loaning

    Learning by Loaning

    10 members have lent $12,225 in 488 loans
    Category: Schools Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Kiva gives young people the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people around the world. When teachers incorporate Kiva into the curriculum students feel empowered, become more interested in their…
  • Middleton Grange School

    Middleton Grange School

    7 members have lent $11,925 in 439 loans
    Christchurch, New Zealand Category: Schools Team since: Jun, 2013
    We loan because: By making capital available we are paying it forward, and impacting whole communities - forever. How cool is that!
  • Crater High School of Business, Innovation and Science

    Crater High School of Business, Innovation and…

    13 members have lent $11,500 in 455 loans
    Central Point, Oregon Category: Schools Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We're fortunate enough to have the ability to. We have more than so many others in this world and we want to share with the global community.
  • European School Frankfurt

    2 members have lent $11,300 in 271 loans
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany Category: Schools Team since: Oct, 2009
    We loan because: We care about creating a more peaceful and fair world for people of all nations, languages and cultures.
  • St. Michael Blues/Prchal's Pals

    St. Michael Blues/Prchal's Pals

    7 members have lent $10,950 in 157 loans
    Minnesota Category: Schools Team since: Dec, 2008
    We loan because: We are very fortunate and want to "pay it forward."
  • International School Singapore

    International School Singapore

    9 members have lent $10,850 in 299 loans
    Singapore Category: Schools Team since: May, 2009
    We loan because: "Individually, we are one drop, Together we are the ocean" Ryunosuk Saturo
  • Kids for Kiva

    Kids for Kiva

    45 members have lent $10,625 in 373 loans
    British Columbia, Canada Category: Schools Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We are trying to learn about the world around us and how to be a part of making it the best place possible. As one of my students stated, "Kiva is the real thing, not just made up stuff in books." The kids…
  • MIT Sloan

    MIT Sloan

    26 members have lent $10,300 in 360 loans
    Cambridge, MA Category: Schools Team since: Jan, 2009
    We loan because: We believe that entrepreneurship drives social and economic change in communities around the world.
  • Savannah Country Day School Kiva Kids

    Savannah Country Day School Kiva Kids

    11 members have lent $10,150 in 282 loans
    Savannah, GA Category: Schools Team since: Jul, 2012
    We loan because: We loan because we want to empower our neighbors around the world to improve their lives. We hope to learn about them, their culture and customs, and to better understand ourselves in the process.