In Ivan's Name

in memory of our son

KIVA Project

We have “invested” 1100 dollars in families with young children around the world through Kiva. We have partially funded 35 different loans between 25 to 100 dollars and once the loans have been repaid we can choose to reinvest in other loans or withdraw the money to use it for other projects. To the right you can follow the progress of our loans. You can also view Ivan’s Kiva Profile on the Kiva website to get more information on our portfolio.

Our criteria to choose a borrower:

  • Borrowers with young children (pregnant, infants or toddlers)
  • Spread the loans to as many different countries as possible to reduce risk.
  • Spread the loans to all sectors to reduce risk.
  • Preference is given to the Agriculture sector for seed, livestock, infrastructure, ect..
  • Loans will not be given out to individuals who wish to use the funds to purchase agrochemical products.

What is Kiva?

Kiva is an organization that empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.

Kiva was born of the following beliefs:

  • People are by nature generous, and will help others if given the opportunity to do so in a transparent, accountable way.
  • The poor are highly motivated and can be very successful when given an opportunity.
  • By connecting people we can create relationships beyond financial transactions, and build a global community expressing support and encouragement of one another.

Kiva promotes:

  • Dignity: Kiva encourages partnership relationships as opposed to benefactor relationships. Partnership relationships are characterized by mutual dignity and respect.
  • Accountability: Loans encourage more accountability than donations where repayment is not expected.
  • Transparency: The Kiva website is an open platform where communication can flow freely around the world.

What is Microfinance?

Microfinance is a general term to describe financial services to low-income individuals or to those who do not have access to typical banking services.

Microfinance is also the idea that low-income individuals are capable of lifting themselves out of poverty if given access to financial services. While some studies indicate that microfinance can play a role in the battle against poverty, it is also recognized that is not always the appropriate method, and that it should never be seen as the only tool for ending poverty.

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Latest Kiva Loans

See all of Ivan's Kiva Loans.

Joyce
Joyce
Zimbabwe, Used Clothing
Loan: $500
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Irene
Irene
Zimbabwe, Poultry
Loan: $1000
Status:
Melisa
Melisa
Zimbabwe, Fish Selling
Loan: $200
Status:
Christa
Christa
Zimbabwe, General Store
Loan: $500
Status:
Fatma
Fatma
Israel, Photography
Loan: $5425
Status:
Helena
Helena
Zimbabwe, Food Production/Sales
Loan: $500
Status:
Monica
Monica
Zimbabwe, Food Market
Loan: $200
Status:
Zanele
Zanele
Zimbabwe, General Store
Loan: $200
Status:
Ronas
Ronas
Zimbabwe, Fish Selling
Loan: $1000
Status:
Nester
Nester
Zimbabwe, Grocery Store
Loan: $200
Status:
Primrose
Primrose
Zimbabwe, Grocery Store
Loan: $1000
Status:
Natasha
Natasha
Zimbabwe, Retail
Loan: $200
Status:
Shingirai
Shingirai
Zimbabwe, Food Stall
Loan: $1000
Status:
Priscilla
Priscilla
Zimbabwe, Poultry
Loan: $500
Status:
Sylvia
Sylvia
Zimbabwe, Poultry
Loan: $1000
Status:
Pur Ber 3 Group
Pur Ber 3 Group
Uganda, Farming
Loan: $1950
Status:
Gladys
Gladys
Zimbabwe, Clothing Sales
Loan: $500
Status:
Diana
Diana
Zimbabwe, General Store
Loan: $1000
Status:
Rumbidzai
Rumbidzai
Zimbabwe, Retail
Loan: $500
Status:
Olivia
Olivia
Zimbabwe, Poultry
Loan: $1000
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