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Kiva is an online service connecting you to families in developing countries. Every dollar you lend go directly to the entrepreneurs - no intermediaries. When the family return the principal, you could re-lend again. It is a more sustainable way of building infrastructure and know-how in developing countries. It's social change from the inside-out by empowering the locals.

About us
Try Kiva and then share your experiences. Start with $75 and see how far it goes. This group is not affiliated with the University of Waterloo.

Location: Waterloo      


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Team Activity

  • Micrédito
    Micrédito received a loan from Sandra to provide loans to 450 smallholder farmers, helping them feed themselves, their families, and the country during COVID-19.
     Only 4 days left! 
    $210,575 to go
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  • Odef
    Odef received a loan from 2 team members support borrowers in restarting businesses and agricultural production affected by COVID-19.
    Drew SEED, Faculty of Environment
  • Caurie
    Caurie received a loan from 2 team members this Field Partner support groups of women in Senegal whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
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  • Visionfund Ecuador
    Visionfund Ecuador received a loan from 2 team members this Field Partner support their 50,000 clients that have been impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Drew Sandra
  • Amie's Power Farmers Group
    Sierra Leone
    Amie's Power Farmers Group received a loan from James to pay for improved seeds, organic inputs, and a tractor rental, which will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.
  • Meridia
    Meridia received a loan from Catherine to empower women and cocoa farmers with land ownership in rural Ghana.
  • Ugafode Microfinance
    Ugafode Microfinance received a loan from 3 team members to invest in technology to serve borrowers remotely and to continue operations including paying staff salaries during the COVID-19 crisis.
    Sandra Drew Jae
  • Mujeres Trabajadoras Group
    Mujeres Trabajadoras Group received a loan from Jae to buy soaps, fabric softeners, and perfumes for clothing and other additional products.
  • Assilassimé Solidarité
    Assilassimé Solidarité received a loan from James this field partner to serve borrowers whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis in Togo.
  • Victor
    Costa Rica
    Victor received a loan from Drew to buy merchandise and groceries needed for his small store.
  • Gonzalo
    Costa Rica
    Gonzalo received a loan from Drew to buy necessary supplies, fertilizers and manures to take care of Spanish limes.

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