Kiva Lending Team: Planet Earth Biped Humans
We loan because...
We were lucky to be born and raised in what are supposedly considered rich countries according to the individual annual GDP rate. Nonetheless I am not sure the same countries would still rank in the top range if the comparison rate was citizens happiness (a leading indicator used by the Government of Bhutan).
We were educated to share some of our excess resources with our less lucky fellow humans.
While motivated to reach out for other cultures we are in fact simply trying to make a little difference in the life of many individual women.
We figured out that most banks prefer to grant loans only to wealthy individuals with the anachronism that wealthier the individual the larger the credit line (a culprit of Capitalism).
We think that a loan at KIVA conditions carries out more benefits for the individual and the community while being more forward looking than a simple straight donation.
Finally, last but not least, it makes us feel good.
All teams have great motivations, however I found none that stroke me to join instantly. So I thought of creating a team that has no political, religious, racial, economical, social and/or gender tag. This is a heteroclite team whose common denominator is the need of reaching out for our fellow humans. While still moved by our quest of discovering new people, learning about other cultures and being surprised by the diversity of life we do not forget that reaching for one another and supporting each other is essential for the survival of everyone. In opposition to our chosen economical system which tends to abet a degree of individualism and egoism for it to be successful. To make the story short this is the Team for those who do not fit or do not want to fit within a preset rule if not that of simply helping and being a citizen of our planet. Ciao
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Randa received a loan from michele to pay school tuition fees for two of her children who are eight and six years old.
María Francisca received a loan from michele to buy fabric, thread, buttons, zippers, etc, for making clothing to sell, as well as to maintain her sewing machine.
Tekla received a loan from michele to pay for her university tuition fees to study English language and literature.
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