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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

  • Luisa
    Luisa received a loan from Ainsley to buy a small pick-up truck to distribute fish and seafood from her community.
  • Bernard
    Burkina Faso
    Bernard received a loan from Andrew to buy 15 bags of rice, 20 packs of spaghetti, 30 bags of flour and save to improve his family's living conditions.
  • Adjele Sefako
    Adjele Sefako received a loan from Andrew to buy 4 boxes of drinking water, 4 boxes of spaghetti, 30 sachets of drinking water, 3 bags of detergents, 20 cartons of anti-mosquito coils and 10 boxes of sodas.
  • Eliane Tankon Group
    Eliane Tankon Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy a variety of retail items such as vegetables like sweet potatoes and peppers.
    Andrew Linh
  • Abra
    Abra received a loan from Andrew to buy 15 cartons of different sized bags.
  • Minata
    Burkina Faso
    Minata received a loan from Andrew to buy two refrigerators and two packs of water bottles, as well as save money to improve her family's living conditions.

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