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.

Lg_Boffel Group
Lg_Boffel Group
Senegal, Grocery Store
Loan: $2175
Status:
Dl_Makka Group
Dl_Makka Group
Senegal, Phone Use Sales
Loan: $2100
Status:
Dl_Ndiouffene Group
Dl_Ndiouffene Group
Senegal, Retail
Loan: $3400
Status:
Amistad De Huayllabamba Group
Amistad De Huayllabamba Group
Peru, Education provider
Loan: $4050
Status:
Lg_Bokk Askane Ouarack 1 Group
Lg_Bokk Askane Ouarack 1 Group
Senegal, Fruits & Vegetables
Loan: $2525
Status:
Vecinos Emprendedores Group
Vecinos Emprendedores Group
Peru, Grocery Store
Loan: $3300
Status:
La Liberte Group
La Liberte Group
Congo (DRC), General Store
Loan: $5000
Status:
Shingirai
Shingirai
Zimbabwe, Food Stall
Loan: $1000
Status:
Priscilla
Priscilla
Zimbabwe, Poultry
Loan: $500
Status:
Mujeres De Pachali Group
Mujeres De Pachali Group
Guatemala, Arts
Loan: $4300
Status:
Zg_Boucotte Peyrissac Group
Zg_Boucotte Peyrissac Group
Senegal, Retail
Loan: $4750
Status:
Irene
Irene
Zimbabwe, Poultry
Loan: $1000
Status:
Lg_Diadiordé Group
Lg_Diadiordé Group
Senegal, Food Production/Sales
Loan: $2950
Status:
Dl_Ndeme Group
Dl_Ndeme Group
Senegal, Livestock
Loan: $1950
Status:
Myaz
Myaz
Palestine, Clothing Sales
Loan: $4000
Status:
Zg_Santhiaba 2 Group
Zg_Santhiaba 2 Group
Senegal, Retail
Loan: $1675
Status:
Dl_Mbene Group
Dl_Mbene Group
Senegal, Food
Loan: $2250
Status:
Lg_Diadiordé Group
Lg_Diadiordé Group
Senegal, Fruits & Vegetables
Loan: $1625
Status:
Virgen De La Gruta Group
Virgen De La Gruta Group
Peru, Restaurant
Loan: $4300
Status:
Lg_Jappo Liggey Thioumadé 2 Group
Lg_Jappo Liggey Thioumadé 2 Group
Senegal, Fruits & Vegetables
Loan: $2725
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