Kiva Lending Team: Team Trish and Jem
We loan because...
We loan because microcredit is one of the best ways to support social and economic justice on a sustainable scale in communities around the world. Most impoverished people (and communities) have no access to the capital it takes to develop or expand a business, send their children to school, or obtain access to sustainable energy sources. Kiva loans can do all of these things efficiently, and effectively, in areas all over the globe.
Our team was started as an alternative to traditional wedding registries (this is a gay wedding, so not very traditional to begin with!) We have so much already, more than we need, and we know that our friends and families would rather support our values than fill up our cabinets (there's no room, anyway!) Not sure who to loan to? Trish and Jem tend to support women in post-conflict countries, women seeking loans to send their children to school, and women seeking loans for agricultural or renewable energy initiatives. Wondering why we support women (hint: it's not because we're Feminists)? It's because microlending works best and has the most sustainable impacts when lending to women, due to their roles as caregivers of children and a variety of other social and cultural roles they usually play. If you want to know more about this, please just let us know. But no matter who gets your loan, know that it's making a positive impact.
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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