Loans to Kiva businesses





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Project Description

Country: Many countries

Location: Worldwide

Total Budget: $1,000

Areas of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: Providing loans to diverse international and/or US businesses listed on the KIVA.org website

For several years, our Rotary club has provided loans to many small businesses through Kiva.org. Kiva is an international nonprofit and their website states that more than 1.7 billion people around the world are unbanked and can't access the financial services they need. Kiva was founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. A member of our Club's International Committee manages the Club's contribution to various Kiva businesses. Businesses include those owned and managed by women, those serving refugees, those which provide education or meet agricultural needs or are ecofriendly businesses. The money is loaned to businesses on the Kiva website, and when those loans are re-paid, the money is loaned to other businesses. Club members are involved through working with the International committee to discuss and select projects, and through Club programs held 1-2 times per year to showcase Kiva projects that have been funded and are available to fund.

Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Homer-Kachemak Bay

Primary Contact: Vivian Finlay

Email: vivianfinlay@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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History Log Entries


by Vivian Finlay

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Vivian Finlay

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Vivian Finlay

System Entry: Project signed by Vivian Finlay.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Van Hawkins.


by Vivian Finlay

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Don Keller added to the list of signatories.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Don Keller.


by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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