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In memory of Neil Desai who tragically passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition on his 22nd birthday in 2008.

In 2006 before attending university Neil travelled the world. He played squash and cricket in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. On his travels he fell in love with the townships in South Africa and, in his own words, was "struck most was when we visited a centre set up by South Africans to teach youngsters skills, like blacksmithing, mechanics and pottery so that they could make their lives better with skills...I hope that I have created a strong link here and that the next Huduma Fest (a concert Neil ran) could go to this amazing cause."

The Neil Desai Foundation is proud to support entrepeneurs in Africa through Kiva in memory of Neil.

About us
We raise money and donate to three main causes:
1. Supporting causes in Africa and India (countries that were dear to Neil and his family)
2. Cardiac risk in the young (www.c-r-y.org) - which aims to raise awareness of and prevent sudden cardiac death in young people
3. Sports in schools, in particular squash and cricket

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  • Eunice
    Kenya
    Eunice received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to buy farming inputs, enabling Eunice to improve her production and make more income for her family.
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  • Cosma
    Uganda
    Cosma received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to buy fertilizers for his banana plantation to get good yields at harvest.
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  • Jonah
    Kenya
    Jonah received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to access premium seeds and high quality fertilizer for 2.5 acres of maize, in addition to advice and insurance, optimizing for increased productivity and profits.
    Neil Desai Foundation
  • Joseph
    Kenya
    Joseph received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to buy onions, carrots, cabbages, tomatoes, bananas, avocados, etc. for selling.
    Neil Desai Foundation
  • Benjamin
    Kenya
    Benjamin received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to access premium seeds and high quality fertilizer for 3 acres of maize, in addition to advice and insurance, optimizing for increased productivity and profits.
    Neil Desai Foundation
  • Susan
    Kenya
    Susan received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to buy different varieties of cereal ─ maize, sorghum, rice, wheat, barley, millet ─ to sell in the local market and make more profits for her family.
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  • Elijah
    Kenya
    Elijah received a loan from Neil Desai Foundation to buy farming inputs, such as fertilizers and quality seeds, to use on his farm, and improve productivity and support his family.
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9
Team Members
$26,375
Amount Funded
1,011
Loans
112.3
Loans per member