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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

  • Maria Del Socorro
    Colombia
    Maria Del Socorro received a loan from Jim to buy pigs and feed for them to increase her inventory and thus generate more sales.
    Jim
  • Maritza Liliana
    Ecuador
    Maritza Liliana received a loan from Jim purchase more supplies,sausages and soft drinks.
    Jim
  • Agua Tibia Group
    Guatemala
    Agua Tibia Group received a loan from Jim to purchase 2 pigs and large sacks of feed.
    Jim
  • Lynn
    United States
    Lynn received a loan from Jim which helps me triple my revenue in 2018 (conservatively) by hiring sewists, purchasing more efficient machines; and securing more space that will allow me to create an additional revenue stream.
    Jim
  • Victor Manuel
    Honduras
    Victor Manuel received a loan from Jim a borrower to purchase churros, sweets, sodas, water bags, cold cuts, corn flour, rice, beans, chicken, dairy products, vegetables and more.
    Jim
  • Evelyn Jeaneth
    El Salvador
    Evelyn Jeaneth received a loan from Steve to buy mangos, tomatoes, chiles, cucumbers, apples, etc. She intends to offer her clients quality products and better service.
    Steve
  • Thọ
    Vietnam
    Thọ received a loan from Steve to purchase more dry tea to resell.
    Steve
  • Sumli
    India
    Sumli received a loan from Peter to expand her vegetable vending business by adding more stock of potatoes, onions etc.
    Peter
  • Oswaldo Estiwhar
    Colombia
    Oswaldo Estiwhar received a loan from Jim to buy a lot of chickens to raise and concentrate to feed them.
    Jim
  • Palmis Eneji S.a
    Haiti
    Palmis Eneji S.a received a loan from Lauren to import and stock clean energy products such as solar lights or improved cookstoves.
    Lauren
  • Fouad
    Lebanon
    Fouad received a loan from Jim to make the necessary maintenance and decorations for his bakery to attract more customers.
    Jim

Impact   Updated Hourly

42
Team Members
$24,650
Amount Loaned
928
Loans
22.1
Loans per member