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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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  • Samahani
    Samahani received a loan from Linh to buy sheep and chicken for her livestock trade business.
  • Jepkoech
    Jepkoech received a loan from Linh a single mother to buy farming inputs, which she will use to expand her production and make more profit to support her family during this tough economic crisis.
  • Odef
    Odef received a loan from 2 team members support borrowers in restarting businesses and agricultural production affected by COVID-19.
    Default lender image Linh
     Only 3 days left! 
    $100,525 to go
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  • Hala
    Hala received a loan from Linh to expand her project and buy more fashionable and modern clothes to sell in her shop and to her friends at work.
  • Biolite Kenya
    Biolite Kenya received a loan from Linh to bring a brighter future to families living in energy poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    $88,250 to go
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  • Saadagul
    Saadagul received a loan from Linh to purchase heifers to increase headcount of cattle and sales of organic milk.
  • 'olivia
    'olivia received a loan from Linh to buy pandanus for her weaving and also some raw materials for her handicraft business.
  • La Amistad Group
    La Amistad Group received a loan from Linh to purchase almond oil, alcohol, hair dye, gloves, nail polish, etc.
  • Urwego Bank
    Urwego Bank received a loan from 2 team members to quickly get money into the hands of women and other financially excluded groups to re-start their businesses and begin to recover from the effects of three months of lockdown.
    Linh laura
    $381,550 to go
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  • Chamroeun Microfinance
    Chamroeun Microfinance received a loan from 2 team members to provide emergency funds for 800 borrowers to purchase basic necessities and feed their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Andrew Linh
    $23,925 to go
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  • Muhammad
    Muhammad received a loan from Andrew to buy a solar system for his house to reduce the use of electricity and get hot water.
  • Ali
    Ali received a loan from Fernando to buy new computer devices for his cafe.

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