Kiva Lending Team: LOTUS: Lend Out To Uplift Self-sufficiency
We loan because...
We care about people striving to enhance their self-sufficiency and wish to support their entrepreneurial endeavors. It just takes one small step by each of us lending on Kiva. Together we can make it easier for hard working people to get the much-needed capital to sustain and grow their business. We feel blessed to be able to support the aspirations of so many loan recipients who persevere tenaciously for a better quality of life with dignity. Thanks to Kiva.org, we can now connect together in this common cause.
We have a vision to change lives in novel ways. Our team's origin is rooted in a Kiva Card (gift certificate), an inspiring talk by Kiva Fellow, Jessica Heinzelman (KF5) about Kiva micro-lending, and an amiable team ambience nurtured by Kiva Fellows, Kiva Editor & Translators, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, workers, retired people, families, parent + kid(s), students, teachers, and professionals. Our diversity & portfolio enable our discovery of social values inherent in the Kiva micro-lending ecosystem. Frequent & occasional lenders are free to choose who to lend to, how much and when, beyond the realm of lending targets and team statistics. Experienced members are gratified to enhance our grasp of nuances in lending. We wish to work with volunteers in the team, Kiva Friends and our supporters to engage in activities that promote Kiva. Our journey to strengthen and grow the Kiva ecosystem has room for more.
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LINKS TO SEE ALSO:
1. Kiva Updates: www.kiva.org/updates/kiva
2. Kiva Fellow Blogs: www.kiva.org/updates/fellows
3. Kiva Gift Card: www.kiva.org/gifts
(Thanks Anh D Pham for letting LOTUS team on Kiva to use the exquisite image of the lotus flower you photographed in Vietnam)
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Sinoun's Group received a loan from Laurie to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.$100 to goLend Now
Fedinant received a loan from galen to purchase a second motorcycle to carry more customers, hence earning additional income to pay school fees for his children.Only 17 hours left!$375 to go
Khit's Group received a loan from Tom to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for his family.
Islam received a loan from Tom to buy a sewing machine, yarns and fabrics to increase her income from sewing.
Andres received a loan from Tom to look after his bean crop in order to have a more productive harvest.$625 to goLend Now
Angela Gabriela received a loan from Tom to buy a coverstitch machine that will allow her to increase her production level.
Elsa received a loan from 1 team members to pay for different kinds of fruits and vegetables for her vending business, as well as to buy goods for her general store.
Pawame received a loan from 2 team members to distribute 400 pay-as-you-go solar home systems in Kenya.$9,100 to goLend Now
Susmita received a loan from Christina to expand their handloom business to sell more hand-woven saris.
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