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We loan because...
we want to provide a hand up rather than a hand out to women around the world.

About us
A chance meeting at a bar in Luang Prabang, Laos, led me to Kiva. I have travelled extensively and wanted to help women to help themselves.
I chose this name for several reasons:
* it reflects the team's aim to support loans for women
* it plays homage to my hometown of Melbourne, where a popular band is called Something for Kate, and
* it's a play on my name.
If you enjoy travelling and want to help women create a better life for themselves, please join!
Katie

Location: Melbourne      

 

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Team Activity

  • Tania
    Pakistan
    Tania received a loan from Kristi to buy embroidery raw material such as thread, fancy cloth, sequins, and pearls of various colors in advance, to have in stock for her embroidery business.
    Kristi
  • Rasmata
    Burkina Faso
    Rasmata received a loan from Kristi to buy one bundle of pagnes (traditional cloth).
    Kristi
  • Asia
    Pakistan
    Asia received a loan from Katie to buy a new sewing machine, threads, laces and fabrics.
    Katie
  • Seynabou's Group
    Senegal
    Seynabou's Group received a loan from Kristi to buy sheets and knitted pagnes [bright, colorful fabric].
    Kristi
  • Famille Kaghoma Group
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Famille Kaghoma Group received a loan from Kristi to buy six bales of pagne (colorful African print cloth) in preparation for International Women's Day.
    Kristi
  • Lesina
    Samoa
    Lesina received a loan from Katie to buy material, fabric paint, stencils, brushes, rollers, wooden carved designs, and a new cutter.
    Katie
  • Nelly's Group
    Kenya
    Nelly's Group received a loan from Helen to gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
    Helen
  • Farangis
    Tajikistan
    Farangis received a loan from Helen to pay her sister’s tuition at the Tajik Agrarian University.
    Helen
  • Shazia
    Pakistan
    Shazia received a loan from Kristi to buy embroidery raw material for her embroidery business.
    Kristi
  • Costain Group
    Zimbabwe
    Costain Group received a loan from Kristi to buy metal sheets in bulk to make pots, pans, dishes, cups and plates.
    Kristi

Impact   Updated Hourly

6
Team Members
$2,825
Amount Loaned
109
Loans
18.2
Loans per member