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Every Goal Counts! by Reed K.

Posted on February 22, 2020 at 12:40 AM

In our Social Entrepreneurship class, we’ve been talking about the United Nations Global Goals and how they relate to our Kiva microloans. In total there are 17 Global Goals and for each one we complete the more people are helped. I personally don’t want to know what happens if we don’t complete them so everyone should be on board with this worldwide project. When the due date is in 10 years I still think that we can complete them and every goal counts.

 

For example, the goal I researched for my project was Quality Education- #4, this means that all people should receive good education to unlock a better path in life. This relates to microloans because parents need money to send their kids to school, and somebody might want to build a school for their town or village.

 

Kiva is a loaning website that uses micro loans to loan to people who want to start a business. However much you loan is what the borrower has to pay back to you. The minimum amount of money that you can loan is $25. I chose to loan to a group of women on Kiva.org that needed farming supplies to grow and sell food in their town. I think and hope that they might use some of this money to send their kids to school. In the description of the group it also said that they will use some of the money to help with their finances. I think that this supports the goals of Zero Hunger, Sustainable Cities and Communities and possibly Quality Education.


For more information, check out these websites:

https://www.kiva.org/

https://www.globalgoals.org/


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4 Comments

Reply Finn C.
2:36 PM on May 14, 2020 
I agree with you Reed that all goals mean something and count. I also believe that we can do every single one of these by the due date 2030 if we put our all into it. I agree that everyone deserves a quality education to open more doors and unlock many more future paths for them. I especially agree with people building schools which is why I loaned to a man building a school for kids. What goal do you think will be the hardest to achieve?
Reply Reece H.
9:51 AM on May 13, 2020 
One of the things that stuck out in Reedâ??s blog was when he said that there are 17 global goals until we get the world back and the goal is to do them by 2030. This got me thinking if we can do 2 goals every year we would easily be able to do them all by 2030. But it got me wondering how hard it will be. Some goals might be extremely hard and could take a few years. Would that mess everything up? One other thing that stuck out was when it said some parents canâ??t afford to send their kids to school. It got me thinking about how much we take school for granted and some kids canâ??t get a proper education.
Reply Aaron J.
8:40 PM on May 11, 2020 
I agree that Quality education is very important. I think that in order for society to improve we need everyone to have access to quality education. This reminds me that I should be thankful for all the education that I am receiving, and how lucky I am. I also like KIVA because it gives people who are struggling, to be able to be successful or get themselves back together. I think that it is great that you are helping those in need and are lending them a hand.
Reply Connor L.
3:00 PM on May 11, 2020 
I read Reedâ??s post about the United Nations Global Goals, and Global Goal #4. Global Goal #4 is the goal of Quality Education. There are 17 Global Goals, and we should complete them by 2030. Reed researched Global Goal #4 and how the Global Goal can help people get better education, so once this Global Goal is completed we can all thrive because everyone will have more knowledge, we will advance more as a human race. I learned that some families are using KIVA to send their children to school every year. Something that really stuck out to me was that some KIVA loans go to a person of a town who wants to build and create schools.