Kiva Lending Team: Poor Economics
We loan because...
We want to help poor people out of poverty.
This Kiva Team was inspired by edX/MITx Course "The Challenges of Global Poverty" and its accompanying book Poor Economics, written by our professors Esther Duflo and Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee. Please join if you are a student of this course, a student of one the original MIT classes, or just inspired by the book.
We try to find interesting reads about what works and what doesn't, discuss it here and try to lend accordingly.
Location: World Team website
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Altech received a loan from Kim to provide affordable clean energy access to off-grid households in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
'ivoni received a loan from Laura to buy mulberry for her tapa-making business and also renew her tapa-making equipment.
Fegauiai received a loan from 1 team members to buy a new sewing machine, thread, needles, a measuring tape, a new pair of scissors and material.
Asofolau received a loan from 1 team members to buy vegetable seeds, chemicals, a wheelbarrow, water tank, rake, shovel, hand gloves and safety boots.
Sama's Female Farmers Group received a loan from Kim to pay for improved seeds, organic inputs, and tractor rental, which will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.
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