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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

 

Latest Messages  

3 messages. Join the team to get in on the action!

Team Activity

  • Elidia And Octavio
    United States
    Elidia And Octavio received a loan from Jim which helps me to buy more inventory and equipment along with hiring an employee.
    Jim
  • Urwego Bank
    Rwanda
    Urwego Bank received a loan from Jim to quickly get money into the hands of women and other financially excluded groups to re-start their businesses and begin to recover from the effects of three months of lockdown.
    Jim
    $330,025 to go
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  • Caurie
    Senegal
    Caurie received a loan from 2 team members this Field Partner support groups of women in Senegal whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
    Jim linda
  • Visionfund Ecuador
    Ecuador
    Visionfund Ecuador received a loan from 2 team members this Field Partner support their 50,000 clients that have been impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Carlos Humberto
    Colombia
    Carlos Humberto received a loan from Dean to buy replacement parts for his vehicle with which he delivers pigs and pigfeed.
    Dean
  • Veronicah
    Kenya
    Veronicah received a loan from Dean to access premium seeds and high quality fertilizer for one acre of maize, in addition to advice and insurance, optimizing for increased productivity and profits.
    Dean
  • Acfime
    Burkina Faso
    Acfime received a loan from Jim support women and farmers in Burkina Faso restart their businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
    Jim
  • Edesa
    Costa Rica
    Edesa received a loan from Jim to resume operations and serve borrowers whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis in Costa Rica.
    Jim
    $153,675 to go
    Lend Now
  • Micrédito
    Nicaragua
    Micrédito received a loan from Jim to provide loans to 450 smallholder farmers, helping them feed themselves, their families, and the country during COVID-19.
    Jim
    $254,800 to go
    Lend Now
  • Sogepal
    Mozambique
    Sogepal received a loan from Jim to purchase d.light solar lanterns that will be sold to rural customers in Mozambique.
    Jim
  • Robiyabibi
    Tajikistan
    Robiyabibi received a loan from Jim to sell a wider variety of goods to earn more money and support her family.
    Jim

Impact   Updated Hourly

40
Team Members
$33,025
Amount Funded
1,273
Loans
31.8
Loans per member