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Total loan: $10,000


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New Orleans, LA, United States / Education

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A loan helped to purchase a roadside sign, a facade sign, a copier, a shredder, a laminating machine and marketing materials.

Arianne's story

Arianne and Joshua have started an afternoon tutoring program and educational resource center called HYPE -- "Helping Young People Excel" -- in a shopping center in New Orleans East within a two-mile radius of five public elementary schools and two public high schools. Arianne and Joshua have a combined experience of working with children of all ages for 16 years, Arianne as a credentialed sixth grade math and science teacher and Joshua as the organist and mentor for young congregants at their church. This past summer 2011 they ran a successful summer school program and helped 25 kids, some of whose reading levels jumped several grades. Starting in January 2012, Arianne will be home-schooling several children during the school day at HYPE's facility. HYPE will distinguish itself from other tutoring services by offering a personalized approach geared to each individual student and his or her learning abilities. Joshua and Arianne will use their Kiva loan to purchase a road side sign, a facade sign for HYPE's store front, plus office equipment and marketing materials. Arianne and Joshua have no children of their own, but over the years they have nurtured the minds of hundreds of children.