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We loan because...
We can make a difference and bring "meaning" to the classroom.

About us
In 2008, Alan invited Jessica Flannery, the co-founder of Kiva, to present at BLC. Jessica told a very touching story of why she wanted to help the working poor. Since that time, the Building Learning Communities’ team has loaned $10.385.00 to struggling entrepreneurs around the world. We would like to invite you to help grow our team and have even more impact.

Kiva is a non-profit website that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneurs around the world. You choose who to lend to - whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia or a tailor in Iraq - and as they repay the loan, you get your money back.

By joining our lending team, we can work together to alleviate poverty.

Location: Boston       Team website


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Team Activity

  • Djiguiya Group
    Djiguiya Group received a loan from Peter to buy sheep in order to resell them and purchase weather-protecting clothing for his children.
    $275 to go
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  • Mujeres Luchadoras Group
    Mujeres Luchadoras Group received a loan from Lauren to buy supplies for her grocery store such as drinks, meat, baked goods, vegetables, eggs, fruit and other products.
  • Aaron
    United States
    Aaron received a loan from 2 team members which helps purchase the tools that allow me to service my customers more quickly, cleanly and efficiently.
    Jim Chris
  • Donnie
    United States
    Donnie received a loan from Jim which helps maintain current equipment, purchase new equipment and produce great growth.
  • Olivia
    United States
    Olivia received a loan from Jim which helps me purchase all of the raw materials I need to make my hat and apparel designs for this year's Kentucky Derby week. I have many materials to buy: hat material, feathers, ribbons, hat boxes, hat racks.
  • Christelle
    United States
    Christelle received a loan from Jim which helps to expand our current creamery so we can start making cheese (and other products) to diversify and grow our business.
  • Shawna
    United States
    Shawna received a loan from Jim which helps an inspiring female entrepreneur bring healthy and natural juices to the greater community.
  • Nicole
    United States
    Nicole received a loan from Jim which helps fund the purchase of a tractor, rototiller, farming tools and vehicle to allow us to expand our growing abilities, and market presence.
  • Johanna
    United States
    Johanna received a loan from Jim which helps purchase a new delivery van, which will increase capacity and improve efficiency and therefore help to grow profits.
  • Richard
    United States
    Richard received a loan from Chris which helps fAF to complete our first neighborhood hop yard, acquire equipment for use by the community groups we provide grow space to and build FAF's credit history.

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