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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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  • Nida
    Nida received a loan from Takamasa to purchase additional ready to wear stocks to sell.
  • Tamara
    Tamara received a loan from Chris to add a renovated kitchen and bathroom in her guesthouse and serve more clients.
  • Marta Leidi
    El Salvador
    Marta Leidi received a loan from Colleen to buy 100 chickens, concentrated feed, and water dispensers for feeding, as well as metal netting to build a pen.

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