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We loan because...
My dad joined the "computer age" a little late in the game, but when he did, he was fascinated be the possibilities it opened up - especially in the world of finance and investment. After he passed away all too sudden and early in 2012, I also discovered charitable giving side of him, I had previously not known. With his birthday approaching, I felt the urge to "give" something in his name, but nothing seemed appropriate. While he never got to experience micro-lending, I believe, the combination of technology, finance and helping people getting something started, would have gotten him quite excited, and I can picture him spending hours on Kiva, researching "worthy" loans.

We loan in my father's name in order to help entrepreneurs help themselves, and to carry on his legacy in spirit. Each team member is free to choose their own loans without restrictions, but as they do, we ask them to take a moment to commemoration my dad.

Thank you.

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Team Activity

  • Myrna
    Philippines
    Myrna received a loan from Hauke to purchase more supplies to make wall binder (sawali).
    Hauke
  • Jorge Armando
    Colombia
    Jorge Armando received a loan from Hauke to buy an oven where he can make lechona (pork filled with rice and other products, a very traditional dish in Colombia), which he can sell.
    Hauke
  • Jesus Eli
    Colombia
    Jesus Eli received a loan from Hauke to buy liquor, 10 packs of beer, groceries and others to stock up and to increase his sales.
    Hauke
  • Mutua
    Kenya
    Mutua received a loan from Hauke to buy more crates to help him supply more bread.
    Hauke
  • William Efren
    Ecuador
    William Efren received a loan from Hauke to purchase clay, figures, paints, patterns, molds, brushes, and paintbrushes, among other items.
    Hauke
  • Phillistine's Group
    Kenya
    Phillistine's Group received a loan from Hauke to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.
    Hauke
  • Toafa
    Samoa
    Toafa received a loan from Hauke to buy sandwiches, pies, donuts, snacks, coffee, a large boiler and soft drinks.
    Hauke
  • Precy
    Philippines
    Precy received a loan from Hauke to buy feed and other supplies to raise her pigs.
    Hauke
  • Joel Dionisio
    Paraguay
    Joel Dionisio received a loan from Eike to buy dental supplies to use in his consulting office.
    Eike
  • Ma. Nela
    Philippines
    Ma. Nela received a loan from Hauke to buy feed and other supplies to raise her livestock.
    Hauke
  • Waqas
    Pakistan
    Waqas received a loan from Eike to carry out construction of additional classrooms in the school and to buy classroom furniture.
    Eike
  • José Manolo
    El Salvador
    José Manolo received a loan from Hauke to buy cattle to fatten and sell.
    Hauke

Impact   Updated Hourly

5
Team Members
$7,675
Amount Funded
300
Loans
60.0
Loans per member