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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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  • Lan
    Lan received a loan from Eike to buy more chickens and ducks to raise.
  • Luisa
    Luisa received a loan from Hauke to look after coffee crops.
  • Daniel
    Daniel received a loan from Hauke to buy the material necessary for a crop of carrots.
  • Christina
    Christina received a loan from Hauke to grow and concentrate on the food supply as the turnover is currently very high.
  • Omar
    Omar received a loan from Hauke to invest in agriculture, building economic resilience and food security in his indigenous community.
  • Yousef
    Yousef received a loan from Raymond & Kathleen to buy a refrigerator and milk to make dairy products to display in his store.
    Raymond & Kathleen

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