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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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  • Sgs Soluciones Patrimoniales
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    Brenda
    $130,275 to go
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  • Urwego Bank
    Rwanda
    Urwego Bank received a loan from Don 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.
    Don
  • Bency
    Kenya
    Bency received a loan from Paula to buy farm inputs such as certified seeds and nutrient-rich fertilizers and also build modern farm structures.
    Paula
  • Betsheba
    Zambia
    Betsheba received a loan from Paula to expand her business by ordering more fish to meet her customers' needs.
    Paula
  • Santa Lucia Group
    Paraguay
    Santa Lucia Group received a loan from Brenda to purchase thread, sewing frames, needles and other materials.
    Brenda

Impact   Updated Hourly

25
Team Members
$79,950
Amount Funded
2,956
Loans
118.2
Loans per member

Rankings In Memorials Category

#10 for Amount Funded (All Time)