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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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  • Ángel Armando
    El Salvador
    Ángel Armando received a loan from Hauke to buy land for the production and sale of bricks.
  • Senia Del Carmen
    El Salvador
    Senia Del Carmen received a loan from Hauke to buy rice, sugar, corn, beans, toilet paper, coffee, and other products to sell at her store.
  • Innocent
    Innocent received a loan from Eike to buy fertilizer for his banana plantation to boost his yields and increase earnings that he will use to educate his children.
  • Lili Elizabeth
    Lili Elizabeth received a loan from Eike to buy jeans, shirts, pants, blouses, t-shirts, and more.
  • Wilian Alexander
    El Salvador
    Wilian Alexander received a loan from Eike to buy a motorcycle to transport and sell the tamales he makes.
  • Rina Marisol
    El Salvador
    Rina Marisol received a loan from Eike to stock up her inventory of corn and firewood so that she can continue selling tortillas.
  • Maria
    Maria received a loan from Eike to make tuition payments toward her degree at the Management Faculty.
  • Mirriam
    Solomon Islands
    Mirriam received a loan from Hauke to buy a barbecue plate, firewood, a food container, and cartons of sausages for her business.
  • Intore Cb Group
    Intore Cb Group received a loan from Hauke to buy more equipment for the boutique, charcoal and vegetables.
  • Lazarus
    Lazarus received a loan from Hauke to buy premium seeds and high quality fertilizer for 1 acre of maize, in addition to advice and insurance to optimize for increased productivity and profits.
  • Specioza
    Specioza received a loan from Hauke to buy and restock the business with soda, beer, and spirits.
  • Erik Mauricio
    Costa Rica
    Erik Mauricio received a loan from Hauke to buy spare auto parts to use in his small car repair shop.

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