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We loan because...
Valerie exemplified helping people around the world. My (her father) first investment in Kiva came through a Christmas gift from Valerie in the form of Kiva money by which I could make microloans. Valerie believed that small changes start from individual small steps. Her passion was to help others, especially the most vulnerable, to develop sustainable, community-based livelihoods. We want to keep her generous spirit alive in us.

About us
The passionate and compassionate family and friends of Valerie Paurus Ota.

Location: Minnesota      


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  • One Acre Fund
    One Acre Fund received a loan from Jessica one Acre Fund farmers in Tanzania access seeds and supplies on credit to help them feed themselves, their families and their communities.
    $81,350 to go
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  • Vilma Flora
    El Salvador
    Vilma Flora received a loan from Colleen to buy flour, sugar, eggs, jelly and other basic materials to increase her bread production.
  • Katy Vaneza
    Katy Vaneza received a loan from Andria to purchase two calves, salt, and commercial feed for her calves.

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