The Change Warrior Project Kiva Lending Team
I am a big fan of Micro Lending as a way of tackling poverty. I first became aware of this when reading Muhammad Yunus’s Mohamed Yunus’s book Banker to the Poor: The Autobiography of Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank many years ago. He is also know as the father of modern Microfinance and has a goal now to establish a Grameen Bank in USA., many years ago. I found this to be so inspirational and a real eyeopener about how change can occur when people are empowered.
“ By giving poor people the power to help themselves, Dr. Yunus has offered them something far more valuable than a plate of food––security in its most fundamental form.” ––Former President Jimmy Carter
I joined Kiva 4 years ago and made many loans in that time. In the past I have lent to individuals who have been working to improve their textile businesses so they can continue to pay for their children’s education. This is so important as education empowers the next generation. What I like about Kiva is that my whole contribution goes to the project. Funds to run Kiva are raised separately, a big plus for me.
I have set up the Change Warrior team at Kiva to continue this wonderful work and it seemed to fit so well with the Change Warrior Project. I would love for you to be part of this team. Today we have 3 members, one of them Denise Wakeman one of the Women Change Warriors. The first loan was made to Joanitah Munina from Uganda. Just imagine with 1000 loans of $25 the difference we can make both as individuals and as a group.
Joanitah Munina is 35 years old and lives in the town of Kireka in the Kampala central region of Uganda. She is married and has five children, all of whom are currently in school. Joanitah has a business selling fruits, which she has run for over ten years.
To help expand her business, Joanitah has requested a loan of 1,500,000 UGX from Kiva partner, BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to purchase more fruits for resale. With the help of her loan from BRAC, Joanitah hopes to generate greater profits and sometimes pay school fees. In the future, she hopes to expand her business further.
Please consider joining Kiva and the Change Warrior team and together we can make a difference in the create the ripple effect of change that does make a difference.
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6 thoughts on “Kiva : Inspires, Empowers and Transforms”
Kiva is a wonderful organization. I actually joined when Denise Wakeman started her challenge on Twitter to reach $5000 by her birthday. I think that was a couple of years ago now and the team is still together and growing and lending. It’s a really great thing.
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yes I love kiva, and I too belong to Denise’s team, we have a shared passion
This is so wonderful – and what a powerful way to support another.
Trade instead of aid is an empowering way to build self esteem and confidence and allow a person to keep their dignity as they grow their businesses and develop their lives.
You have inspired me to take action. I think this would be a worthwhile project to feature on my mumpreneurs blog and to give a % of my income from the site to.
Thanks so much Suzie and keep up the fabulous work.
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That make my heart sing I love the work that Kiva does and how it empowers others. I am excited that you will join the project. Let me know if you want any info for you blog- there are a couple of videos you could use and I would be happy for you to feature my video
Thanks for a great post! I love the work that KIVA do!!
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Yes Kiva is special in what they do, , would love to have you on the CW team:)