Total loan: $3,000


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Flint, MI, United States / Agriculture

Israel's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped obtain farm equipment that will allow for a more productive season this coming year.

Israel's story

I grew up in Holland, MI where I had a great influence from my grandfather who taught me a great number of things such as accounting, woodworking, fishing and even gardening. Later in life, I went to university to study finance after the financial crisis with the thought that to be the change we seek, we must not sit on the sideline and point at what should change. I soon found myself studying microfinance and crowdfunding as a result. With crowdfunding, I strongly believe that we can help small businesses in our own community and throughout the world using these new financial innovations and hope that by using Kiva, and having a successful farm, that I can prove that this new way of funding can provide a positive impact. In the end, I hope that I can create positive ripples throughout society and connect with others that feel the same. Thank you for reading my story and please consider supporting me by either helping with funding or sharing this campaign.