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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      

 

Latest Messages  

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Team Activity

  • Elene
    Georgia
    Elene received a loan from Helen to start studying in the faculty of medicine.
    Helen
  • Rita
    Samoa
    Rita received a loan from Helen to buy taro roots, banana tube, a wheelbarrow, rake, shovel, water tank and hand gloves.
    Helen
  • Lucila
    Panama
    Lucila received a loan from Katie to buy seeds, pegs, wire and tools needed for the chayote (milliton squash) crop in order to increase production and improve her family's quality of life.
    Katie
  • Alberta
    Panama
    Alberta received a loan from Katie to buy pigs, livestock feed, and construction materials to improve the structures used in her business.
    Katie
  • Delfina
    Mexico
    Delfina received a loan from Kristi to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials, including wool and dyes, bring on additional weavers at her workshop, and acquire new stainless steel tubs.
    Kristi
  • Angelic
    Philippines
    Angelic received a loan from Kristi to buy raw material to make new baskets to sell.
    Kristi
  • Xuan
    Vietnam
    Xuan received a loan from Kristi to buy more to buy raw materials needed for making straws.
    Kristi
  • Najwa
    Palestine
    Najwa received a loan from Kristi to buy olive wood and tools needed for her work.
    Kristi
  • Hadeel
    Palestine
    Hadeel received a loan from Kristi to buy creams, makeup, and needed beauty tools for her work.
    Kristi
  • Noelia
    Puerto Rico
    Noelia received a loan from Kristi which helps to create new puppets and music for our new production and boost our advertising.
    Kristi
  • Ayda
    Palestine
    Ayda received a loan from Kristi to buy olive wood and tools needed for her work in making souvenirs.
    Kristi
  • Marlyn
    Philippines
    Marlyn received a loan from Helen to build a sanitary toilet for her family.
    Helen

Impact   Updated Hourly

7
Team Members
$6,800
Amount Funded
271
Loans
38.7
Loans per member