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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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Team Activity

  • Wati Srikandi
    Indonesia
    Wati Srikandi received a loan from Eddie to build a clean sanitation facility at her home to improve access to sanitation for her family.
    Eddie
  • Carla
    United States
    Carla received a loan from Paul outfit a commercial kitchen for The LIFE CAFE, a space for the community to enjoy light vegan fare, join in on community events, or rent for their own events.
    Paul
  • Sadirakan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Sadirakan received a loan from Anna to purchase sheep to fatten and resell.
    Anna
  • Rubén Alexander
    El Salvador
    Rubén Alexander received a loan from Jaimy to buy agricultural inputs like manure and fertilizer to put on his crops.
    Jaimy
  • Joy
    Uganda
    Joy received a loan from Lisa to invest in more dairy cows.
    Lisa
  • Piramide Group
    Guatemala
    Piramide Group received a loan from Lois to buy a variety of bolts of fabric and other supplies to make her textiles.
    Lois
  • Virginia
    Philippines
    Virginia received a loan from Susan to buy feed and other supplies to raise her pigs.
    Susan
  • Funny Farm Group
    Vietnam
    Funny Farm Group received a loan from Susan to purchase baby poultry to raise and sell in future.
    Susan

Impact   Updated Hourly

20
Team Members
$1,350
Amount Loaned
53
Loans
2.6
Loans per member