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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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  • Luis Alberto
    El Salvador
    Luis Alberto received a loan from Berkeley High School to buy a cow so that she will provide abundant milk to sell the dairy products like cream, cheese, curd and cottage cheese.
    Berkeley High School
    0% repaid
  • Anju And Group
    India
    Anju And Group received a loan from Anjali to purchase raw materials to expand her paddy cultivation and sell more rice.
    Anjali
    0% repaid
  • Premabati And Group
    India
    Premabati And Group received a loan from Anjali to expand her weaving business and sell more mekhalas, bedsheets, etc.
    Anjali
    0% repaid
  • Jose Elevi
    Peru
    Jose Elevi received a loan from Kimberley to buy a parcel of cane for the distillation of "aguardiente" ( a local liquor).
    Kimberley
    0% repaid
  • Dina
    Lebanon
    Dina received a loan from David Stevens to buy living room furniture, to provide her family with a decent and healthy place.
    David Stevens
    0% repaid
  • Therese
    Cameroon
    Therese received a loan from Carol to buy stock of plantains, macabos, and cassava for her retail business.
    Carol
    0% repaid
  • Anselmo
    El Salvador
    Anselmo received a loan from Priti to purchase seeds, manure, and pesticides to plant vegetables.
    Priti
    6% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

49
Team Members
$46,425
Amount Loaned
1,180
Loans
24.1
Loans per member

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