KIVA is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, KIVA lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
We have formed a micro-financing team, making loans to people in the developing world in $25 amounts. KIVA has a repayment rate of over 99% so the money you are lending will be reimbursed. You may then choose to invest again to help others create opportunities for themselves.
Many of you have already helped borrowers either by joining the "Dover Mass" lending team on KIVA.org, or by making KIVA donations through The Dover Church. The total of our contributions is already at almost $9,000. This represents hundreds of loans that helped small entrepreneurs get out of poverty.
Today, our team helped Jumbo from Zambia. Jumbo has been irrigating his small farm using buckets for the past three years. He is requesting a Kiva loan so that he can buy a water pump to help him irrigate his crops. He has gained a lot of farming knowledge through attending training workshops put on by the government and by local NGOs. Water pumps can be a major boost for farmers such as Jumbo, who struggle to irrigate their crops during the dry season. A water pump allows for farmers to water their crops more regularly, while also increasing the area they are able to cultivate.
Here are some of the individuals we have supported recently:
To make a donation by credit card or through your PayPal account to support our Kiva: The Dover MA Lending Team, please use the button below. Thank you.
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