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.

Alex
Alex
Honduras, Motorcycle Transport
Loan: $625
Status:
Joy
Joy
Philippines, Motorcycle Transport
Loan: $550
Status:
La Independencia Group
La Independencia Group
Nicaragua, Retail
Loan: $1875
Status:
Aiotaua
Aiotaua
Samoa, Taxi
Loan: $1375
Status:
Greg
Greg
United States, Transportation
Loan: $6000
Status:
Kali
Kali
United States, Food Production/Sales
Loan: $8000
Status:
La BendiciĆ³n Panali 1 Group
La BendiciĆ³n Panali 1 Group
Nicaragua, Retail
Loan: $825
Status:
Ahmed
Ahmed
Palestine, Transportation
Loan: $3000
Status:
Noeurt
Noeurt
Cambodia, Transportation
Loan: $875
Status:
Betty
Betty
Uganda, Motorcycle Transport
Loan: $900
Status:
Trio Los Panchos Group
Trio Los Panchos Group
Nicaragua, Property
Loan: $2925
Status:
Penina
Penina
Samoa, Taxi
Loan: $775
Status:
Amon
Amon
Rwanda, General Store
Loan: $3075
Status:
William
William
United States, Restaurant
Loan: $15000
Status:
Diamante Group
Diamante Group
Nicaragua, Food Production/Sales
Loan: $4475
Status:
Jin Alberto
Jin Alberto
Ecuador, Motorcycle Transport
Loan: $675
Status:
Samloth
Samloth
Cambodia, Rickshaw
Loan: $800
Status:
Abiringirwa Tcb Group
Abiringirwa Tcb Group
Rwanda, Food Production/Sales
Loan: $3200
Status:
Leidy Fernanda
Leidy Fernanda
Ecuador, Clothing Sales
Loan: $1175
Status:
Hosiyat
Hosiyat
Tajikistan, Taxi
Loan: $1000
Status: