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We loan because...
By empowering girls and women in the fight for women's rights, poverty reduction, education and health promotion, we are helping to create a fairer and better world for everyone.

"The most fulfilled people are the ones who get up every morning and stand for something larger than themselves. They are the people who care about others, who will extend a helping hand to someone in need or will speak up about an injustice when they see it." ~~~ Wilma Mankiller, first female Tribal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (Native Americans)

About us
This team supports the work of Kiva, improving the lives of people around the world who have limited financial means, and who would not otherwise have the means to improve their
lives, those of their families, and their communities. Our team members loan for different activities, mainly to women, especially to those who are widowed, single or single parents, supporting a family, a refugee, or caring for orphans, but also to men.

We also raise awareness of the issues of violence against women and girls, their education, maternal health and human rights.

Best Wishes.

Safe Girls Team Captains.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides the legal / ethical framework with which Safe Girls Team works to inform our team members about women's and girl's rights and those of wider society:

www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Documents/UDHR_Translations/eng.pdf

In a world that is increasingly uncertain and insecure there is an urgency for all of humanity to work together for 'the common good', which is the issue covered on our team front page for this month.

“A sustainable world means working together to create prosperity for all.”

Jacqueline Novogratz.


Contributing to a Better Humanity. (Video, 17th March, 2016).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRaqC_FyRwM

We Found Love – Lindsey Stirling (Ven Tribe). (Video, 26th July, 2014).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yMxgHWUdYg

The Science of Change. (Video, 30th March, 2017).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_edI80vnMU

The Common Good. (Article, 2ndAugust, 2014).

www.scu.edu/ethics/ethics-resources/ethical-decision-making/the-common-good/

Love Has No Labels. (Video, 21st April, 2015).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IExCqC79UBw

Have A Little Faith (Film, 2011).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qg6HUb4UTo

Maher Zain - Peace Be Upon You. (Video, 27th May, 2016).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZxFZNRHbZ4

and with lyrics (Video, 27th May. 2016).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7nhTy0Jq6Q

Central African Republic: The path out of violence. (Video, 28th May, 2015).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqq5S_FPspE

CBS Children's Choir (Seoul, Korea) Heal the World. (Video, 6th February, 2014).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu__b4k2J9I

Tom's Corner.

David's interview

Our last interviewee was Manami, one of our team captains, and this round I asked our founding captain, David, who lives in the United Kingdom, to participate.

David feels that people in the UK have good access to Kiva, but he would like it to be better known. He suggests that our team members use their facebook and twitter pages to spread the word about Kiva. David, himself, learned of Kiva via the internet. With regard to women's rights in the UK, David feels that there is still much to do, and he has taken laudable individual action, in being a founding member of the Women's Equality Party.

In choosing borrowers to lend to, David favours supporting women, and projects that enable community development.

David's other volunteer activities have included working to coordinate a food bank, and proof reading academic manuscripts for students whose first language is not English. He invites team members to refer to him any students they know who could use this service, which he provides free of charge.

For recreational activities, David enjoys travel and music. His musical preferences tend to songs with a positive message, some of which may be found in the links in this issue of our team page.

A feature of his country which David particularly likes is its cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity. He feels it is a privilege to work with individuals from a variety of countries, and has found this to lead to the realization that what we have in common is greater than what divides us. David appreciates that being from a country of relative wealth allows people even of modest means to make a difference to individuals in less wealthy nations, particularly via the unique medium of Kiva!

My thanks to David for participating in this interview, and also for founding our team!

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Team Activity

  • Flor De Hortensia 3 Group
    Guatemala
    Flor De Hortensia 3 Group received a loan from 12 team members to expand her business by buying corn, milk, sugar, cookies, candies, cereals and sodas.
    Claire Susan Lucinda Barbara Kerri Kerry Charmaine Sophie Lawrence Kathryn David Diane (& Bill)
    $3,775 to go
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  • Marisa
    Philippines
    Marisa received a loan from Kate to buy more stock of beans, sugar, vanilla, and tapioca pearls for her business.
    Kate
  • Winfred
    Uganda
    Winfred received a loan from 2 team members to buy more second-hand clothes to sell.
    David Veronica
  • Marcelina
    Timor-Leste
    Marcelina received a loan from David to pay for registration and uniforms.
    David
  • Guadalupe
    Mexico
    Guadalupe received a loan from 2 team members to expand her house and offer her family a better quality of life.
    David Geri
  • Kuña Marangatu Group
    Paraguay
    Kuña Marangatu Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase drinks, canned goods, vegetables, fruits, meat, and other products in bulk to sell.
    David Veronica
  • Al Ghad Group
    Lebanon
    Al Ghad Group received a loan from Veronica to increase her business merchandise with special children's spring and summer collections.
    Veronica
  • Janipher
    Uganda
    Janipher received a loan from Veronica to buy more second hand clothes to sell during this Easter season.
    Veronica
  • Rubina
    Pakistan
    Rubina received a loan from Veronica to buy raw materials for her artificial flowers decoration pieces.
    Veronica
    $75 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,779
Team Members
$1,056,275
Amount Loaned
37,917
Loans
21.3
Loans per member