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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

  • Willian
    Costa Rica
    Willian received a loan from Jim to plant beans.
  • San Roque Poty Group
    San Roque Poty Group received a loan from Jim to buy canned goods, flour, noodles, oil, soap, and other products.
  • Fay
    United States
    Fay received a loan from Jim purchase equipment and improve productivity.
  • Antonia
    Antonia received a loan from Jim to buy a dairy cow in order to begin making cheese.
  • Mercidita
    Mercidita received a loan from Peter to purchase more items to sell.
  • Maria Magdalena
    El Salvador
    Maria Magdalena received a loan from Jim to buy potatoes, carrots, gourds, oil, etc., to restock her sale of vegetables, and also to have raw material to prepare snacks.
  • Flor Del Carmen
    El Salvador
    Flor Del Carmen received a loan from Jim to buy wholesale watermelons at a lower cost, in order to obtain sufficient capital to re-invest when necessary.
  • Delia
    United States
    Delia received a loan from Jim to remodel the backyard at my daycare center and improve the area for outdoor activities with the children.
  • Sotera
    El Salvador
    Sotera received a loan from Jim to purchase fertilizers and pesticides for her corn crops, and she will purchase a pig.
  • Jessa
    United States
    Jessa received a loan from Jim this military family and their thriving environmentally conscious ("eco-chic") skincare business renovate a vintage Airstream trailer as a mobile retail shop and to expand production.

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