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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

  • Adela De Maria
    El Salvador
    Adela De Maria received a loan from Paula to buy food staples: rice, chickens, meat, beans, fruit, vegetables, etc.
    0% repaid
  • Mukhtiyaran's Group
    Mukhtiyaran's Group received a loan from Donna to buy items like tyres, tubes, axels, brake shoes, etc. for her husband's vehicle repair workshop.
    0% repaid
  • Ourokaal Group
    Ourokaal Group received a loan from Harold to purchase palm oil and lemon juice.
    0% repaid
  • Walid
    Walid received a loan from Brooklyn to pay for his university tuition fees.
    8% repaid
  • Khurshed
    Khurshed received a loan from Brooklyn to pay university tuition.
    7% repaid
  • Chapima Group
    Chapima Group received a loan from Donna to buy fabric and sewing materials.
    47% repaid
  • Vigae Group
    Vigae Group received a loan from Donna to buy scissors, thread, measuring tapes and a few bobbins for sewing.
    17% repaid
  • Atitecas Santiago Group
    Atitecas Santiago Group received a loan from Bob to increase her inventory of eggs, oil, sugar, salt, noodles, milk, rice, and juice.
    22% repaid
  • Princesitas Ii Group
    Princesitas Ii Group received a loan from Brenda to purchase an assortment of school materials to stock her bookstore in the school season.
    30% repaid

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Rankings In Memorials Category

#8 for Amount Loaned (All Time)