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Dorothea would want us to.

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Dorothea was one to give money away. If we had it she would give it. She gave to anyone who called with a good story, and she gave to anyone who asked in the mail. I am still trying to get the mail stopped and our number off the call lists.

To keep up the helping and cut down on the fundraiser overhead I have been lending money on KIVA.

Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.

Kiva was born of the following beliefs:
People are by nature generous, and will help others if given the opportunity to do so in a transparent, accountable way.

The poor are highly motivated and can be very successful when given an opportunity.

By connecting people we can create relationships beyond financial transactions, and build a global community expressing support and encouragement of one another.

Kiva promotes:
Dignity: Kiva encourages partnership relationships as opposed to benefactor relationships. Partnership relationships are characterized by mutual dignity and respect.

Accountability: Loans encourage more accountability than donations where repayment is not expected.

Transparency: The Kiva website is an open platform where communication can flow freely around the world.


This way I can keep up Dorothea's giving without giving the money away and use it over and over. To keep Dorothea in our minds and hearts I have started a KIVA Team "Dorothea's Legacy" where we can as a group help other people in Dorothea's name.

I will be sending you an invitation to join us in KIVA and to join the team. I have been sending gift certificates for birthday presents. The gift certificate is good only for lending in KIVA but after it has been repaid it can then either be re-loaned or taken out with pay pal.

This is not a scam. It will not make anyone money. It is not a gift. If you have some money that you could spare for six months or so, why not lend it to some one who can make good use of it. It will not cost you and it feels right.

 

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Team Activity

  • Mungu Ni Mwema Group
    Congo (DRC)
    Mungu Ni Mwema Group received a loan from Donna to stock up on poplin, zippers, and fabric to strengthen her initial capital.
    Donna
  • Habert's Group
    Kenya
    Habert's Group received a loan from Bob to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for theĀ cultivationĀ of maize.
    Bob
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  • Kelvin's Group
    Kenya
    Kelvin's Group received a loan from Bob to purchase hybrid maize seeds and fertilizer.
    Bob
  • Vicenta
    Philippines
    Vicenta received a loan from Bob to buy a variety of vegetables to sell and other supplies needed in her business.
    Bob
  • Celestine
    Togo
    Celestine received a loan from Brenda to buy two bales of blouses, one bale of pants, one bale of skirts and one bale of scarves.
    Brenda

Impact   Updated Hourly

25
Team Members
$80,200
Amount Funded
2,966
Loans
118.6
Loans per member