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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

  • Jason
    United States
    Jason received a loan from Bob us deliver a complete product to new customers and non profits interested in using our platform for social good.
    Bob
  • Oscar
    United States
    Oscar received a loan from Bob expand my services by having a second office space to see people one-on-one and have a separate space for treatment, acquire HIPPA-compliant software to archive patient records as well streamline from paper charts to electronic health records, get new office equipment so that I can serve more people. It is my vision to offer not just more services but also partner with a medical doctor who shares my drive in the near future to become Watsonville first Integrative Medical Center and provide both types of medical treatment to the people who put food on our tables. Having this loan will help me go one more step in that direction.
    Bob
    $8,275 to go
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  • Arlene
    Philippines
    Arlene received a loan from Paula to buy additional stocks of firewood to sell.
    Paula
  • Ufundi Group
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Ufundi Group received a loan from Donna to buy various food products (sorghum flour, soybeans, salt, sugar, vegetable oil, tomatoes, etc.).
    Donna
  • Edwumaden Group
    Ghana
    Edwumaden Group received a loan from Donna to buy a quality printer and inks to provide quality photography service.
    Donna
  • Jacinto Santiago
    El Salvador
    Jacinto Santiago received a loan from Donna to buy compost and pesticides to provide maintenance to his cornfields and ensure an excellent harvest.
    Donna

Impact   Updated Hourly

23
Team Members
$77,000
Amount Loaned
2,842
Loans
123.6
Loans per member

Rankings In Memorials Category

#8 for Amount Loaned (All Time)