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Kalpna Mistry was an amazing and tireless Global Studies teacher at Berkeley International High School. She taught her students about global cultures in unique and progressive ways. Rather than only using text books, she used modern technology as well. By using Kiva in the classroom for a unit on microfinance, she showed her students how entrepreneurs in developing nations can benefit from simple actions done everyday by the students halfway around the world. The students raised funds on their own, even using their own lunch money, and chose Kiva entrepreneurs from various countries and professions. The students walked away believing that the cycle of lending was simply an extension of Ms. Mistry's dedication and generosity, traits that now became their own. In continuing with the tradition Ms. Mistry started, BIHS, family, and friends have started a Kiva memorial lending team in her honor so future students can learn more about the world and themselves.global cultures in unique and progressive ways. Rather than only using text books, she used modern technology as well. By using Kiva in the classroom for a unit on microfinance, she showed her students how entrepreneurs in developing nations can benefit from simple actions done everyday by the students halfway around the world. The students raised funds on their own, even using their own lunch money, and chose Kiva entrepreneurs from various countries and professions. The students walked away believing that the cycle of lending was simply an extension of Ms. Mistry's dedication and generosity, traits that now became their own. In continuing with the tradition Ms. Mistry started, BIHS, family, and friends have started a Kiva memorial lending team in her honor so future students can learn more about the world and themselves.

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Ms. Mistry got our class really excited about Kiva, an online micro-enterprise program, and I hope and believe that the cycle of lending, getting repaid, and lending again will continue, and will always be associated with Ms. Mistry's dedication and generosity.

- Student from Ms. Mistry's Global Studies class at Berkeley International High School

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  • Yasmin
    Palestine
    Yasmin received a loan from Shannon to pay her educational fees.
    Shannon
  • Heba
    Jordan
    Heba received a loan from Berkeley High School to buy a comfortable seating area for her beauty salon to accomadate more customers and increase her income.
    Berkeley High School
  • Razan
    Jordan
    Razan received a loan from David Stevens to pay for her university tuition fees for a bachelor's degree in Public Relations.
    David Stevens
  • Bara'a
    Palestine
    Bara'a received a loan from Priti to pay her educational fees.
    Priti
  • Naún Eneas
    El Salvador
    Naún Eneas received a loan from John F. to buy baking sheets for bread because the ones he has are not sufficient to get the product out.
    John F.
  • Mauro
    El Salvador
    Mauro received a loan from John F. to buy fertilizers and pay for the laborers who help him with his business.
    John F.
  • Crista Maribel
    El Salvador
    Crista Maribel received a loan from John F. buy cattle to raise well and have good profits when she sells them.
    John F.

Impact   Updated Hourly

49
Team Members
$48,300
Amount Loaned
1,244
Loans
25.4
Loans per member

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