Kiva Lending Team: Pay It Forward for Steve Kramer
We loan because...
For the last 17 years, Steve Kramer has taught his students at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio that the giving of gifts can establish a relationship between the parties involved... He knew that when students from the US circulated their gifts of labor, money and love to those in need, their commerce would leave a series of interconnected relationships in its wake and a kind of decentralized cohesiveness would emerge. Indeed, for each of students who traveled to the likes of Jamaica, Haiti, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua cohesiveness between and among the students and those we met in these places emerges and all were awoken to the joys of feeling interconnected. In honor of another one of Steve's lessons, that the spirit of a gift is kept alive by its constant donation, we seek to use KIVA as means to keep Steve's gifts alive and maximize our lending power for those seeking to live better and productive lives. May our money be viewed as gifts that speak commandingly to the soul and irresistibly move the lender and lendee.
Admirers of Steve Kramer and the virtues of being socially responsible, in all of its definitions.
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