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.

Braulio
Braulio
Bolivia, Personal Housing Expenses
Loan: $525
Status:
Pacari Chocolate
Pacari Chocolate
Ecuador, Agriculture
Loan: $50000
Status:
Kalinge
Kalinge
Uganda, Dental
Loan: $10000
Status:
Maria
Maria
Bolivia, Shoe Sales
Loan: $1025
Status:
Marites
Marites
Philippines, Personal Housing Expenses
Loan: $700
Status:
Angeles
Angeles
Philippines, Personal Housing Expenses
Loan: $400
Status:
Chuẩn
Chuẩn
Vietnam, Vehicle
Loan: $675
Status:
Imtiaz
Imtiaz
Pakistan, Taxi
Loan: $675
Status:
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Bolivia, Agriculture
Loan: $1450
Status:
Ang Cang 24 Group
Ang Cang 24 Group
Vietnam, Livestock
Loan: $1150
Status:
Cielo 3 Group
Cielo 3 Group
Guatemala, Grocery Store
Loan: $1625
Status:
Razia
Razia
Pakistan, Rickshaw
Loan: $675
Status:
Samy Socorro
Samy Socorro
Peru, Farming
Loan: $2500
Status:
Nonovi  Damegou
Nonovi Damegou
Togo, Food Production/Sales
Loan: $400
Status:
Hồng
Hồng
Vietnam, Personal Housing Expenses
Loan: $1325
Status:
Cielo 2 Group
Cielo 2 Group
Guatemala, General Store
Loan: $1550
Status:
Vũ
Vũ
Vietnam, Livestock
Loan: $675
Status:
Eugenia
Eugenia
Bolivia, Farming
Loan: $1500
Status:
Thúy
Thúy
Vietnam, Personal Housing Expenses
Loan: $1325
Status:
Shabana
Shabana
Pakistan, Fruits & Vegetables
Loan: $500
Status: