|Posted on February 24, 2020 at 11:15 AM|
In CEL, we learned about the U.N. Global Goals and how they relate to our KIVA microloans. There are 17 goals in total and each of them are very important. Some of my favorites are No poverty (1), Quality Education (4) and Life on Land (15). This year, I decided to loan to a woman named Bridget from Kenya on kiva.org. Bridget needed a loan to improve her business and educate her child. When I chose people to loan to on kiva.org, I usually loan to people who need money for their children’s education or woman because I believe that every child deserves all the education they can get and a lot of people think that men are smarter than women.
We take for granted that we can start new businesses, go to school, have food to eat and have a house to live in but a bunch of people all around the world can’t have any of those things because they live in poverty! Our KIVA microloans can help them because it gives them chances to start new businesses, go to school, have food for them and their family and have a house to live in.
When we Skyped with Eli, a worker at KIVA, he talked to us about KIVA and how a lot of people don’t loan to refugees. He showed us a short slideshow and taught us about the Fingerprint ID Project that Kiva helped develop in Sierra Leone. With our KIVA microloans, we can change the world!
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