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We loan because...
Microlending is a great vehicle to improve the quality of living of people living all over the world.

About us
The Ship for World Youth (SWY) program, operated by Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, is a program that involves youths from Japan and countries around the world. They board the Ship for World Youth, live together, and while on board and when visiting the different countries, they study and discuss common issues from a global perspective and participate in other various activities that involve multi-cultural and multi-national exchange opportunities.

For our team members, we are generally trying to lend to countries that have already participated on the SWY. Not all of the countries that have been on SWY have microfinance loans on Kiva, so please look for countries that were on your ship using the map on the lend page.

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Team Activity

  • Tecla
    Tecla received a loan from Emma to buy quality farm supplies so that she can grow more vegetables and increase her income.
  • Kalima
    Kalima received a loan from Tunia&Erik to purchase some livestock and to cultivate her land.
  • Chynara
    Chynara received a loan from Tunia&Erik to buy dairy cows in order to increase the quantity of milk sold to a plant.
  • Khvicha
    Khvicha received a loan from Tunia&Erik to pay his tuition fees at the Maritime Academy.
  • Cheetah Group
    Cheetah Group received a loan from 1 team members to restock 600 broiler chicks, stock feeds and chemicals.
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  • Hang
    Hang received a loan from Linh to build a latrine to improve the health of her family.
  • Sampa's Survivors Group
    Sierra Leone
    Sampa's Survivors Group received a loan from Linh to pay for improved seed, organic inputs and tractor rental which will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.
  • Victoria
    United States
    Victoria received a loan from Linh which helps us buy a labeling machine & professionally-printed labels, and to develop three new authentic products.
  • Ibrahem
    Ibrahem received a loan from Sam to pay his educational fees for his certificate to gain stability in his work.
  • Nune
    Nune received a loan from Sam to purchase a computer so that she can expand and develop her pedagogical skills.

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