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.

Interactuar
Interactuar
Colombia, Services
Loan: $500000
Status:
Lg_Boffel Group
Lg_Boffel Group
Senegal, Grocery Store
Loan: $2175
Status:
Burn Manufacturing
Burn Manufacturing
Kenya, Energy
Loan: $200000
Status:
Digital Divide Data
Digital Divide Data
Kenya, Higher education costs
Loan: $150000
Status:
Dl_Ndiouffene Group
Dl_Ndiouffene Group
Senegal, Retail
Loan: $3400
Status:
Lg_Bokk Askane Ouarack 1 Group
Lg_Bokk Askane Ouarack 1 Group
Senegal, Fruits & Vegetables
Loan: $2525
Status:
Cevi
Cevi
Philippines, Services
Loan: $100000
Status:
Vecinos Emprendedores Group
Vecinos Emprendedores Group
Peru, Grocery Store
Loan: $3300
Status:
Lg_Diadiordé Group
Lg_Diadiordé Group
Senegal, Food Production/Sales
Loan: $2950
Status:
Zg_Santhiaba 2 Group
Zg_Santhiaba 2 Group
Senegal, Retail
Loan: $1675
Status:
Lg_Jappo Liggey Thioumadé 2 Group
Lg_Jappo Liggey Thioumadé 2 Group
Senegal, Fruits & Vegetables
Loan: $2725
Status:
Zg_Boucotte Peyrissac Group
Zg_Boucotte Peyrissac Group
Senegal, Retail
Loan: $4750
Status:
Myaz
Myaz
Palestine, Clothing Sales
Loan: $4000
Status:
Sgs Soluciones Patrimoniales
Sgs Soluciones Patrimoniales
Mexico, Services
Loan: $180000
Status:
Virgen De La Gruta Group
Virgen De La Gruta Group
Peru, Restaurant
Loan: $4300
Status:
Simusolar
Simusolar
Tanzania, Energy
Loan: $100000
Status:
Lg_Diadiordé Group
Lg_Diadiordé Group
Senegal, Fruits & Vegetables
Loan: $1625
Status:
Fundación Paraguaya
Fundación Paraguaya
Paraguay, Services
Loan: $355225
Status:
Urwego Bank
Urwego Bank
Rwanda, Services
Loan: $408375
Status:
Amistad De Huayllabamba Group
Amistad De Huayllabamba Group
Peru, Education provider
Loan: $4050
Status: