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There are many ways we can make a difference! by Stewart G.

Posted on February 25, 2020 at 9:50 AM

There are many ways we can make a difference. Kiva microloans are loans through the Kiva website, that help someone start their business, go to school and more. Microloans are small loans. You can make a loan starting at $25 and that money can really help and impact someone. One way to make a difference is by making a loan to someone relating to a Global Goal. We can use the Global Goals to inform our decision for who to loan to, because you can choose a Global Goal you want to impact, and use the filters on Kiva.org to find a loan that you would like to contribute to. For example, for the goal Zero Hunger, you can loan to someone that is going to use the money to buy things to start a farm.


 

One thing that stuck out to me was that women make 24% less than men in the labor market. This is something we would need to change if we want to achieve the Global Goal of Gender Equality. This is important because if everyone has an equal chance at jobs, then it will improve the community, because anyone can work anywhere no matter their gender.


 

A Global Goal that could help a lot is Quality Education. This goal can help because with a good education, someone can support their families and come up with a way to solve world problems . Another reason Quality Education is important is because when everyone gets a good education, it improves the whole community. I loaned to somebody in support of the U. N. Goals: Zero Hunger and Gender Equality. I loaned to Emily’s Group, from Kenya. My loan supports the goal of Gender Equality because Emily is a woman, and benefits Zero Hunger because they used the money to buy fertilizer which they can then use to grow food.

 

For more information, check out these websites:

 https://www.kiva.org/

https://www.globalgoals.org/

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3 Comments

Reply Aaron J.
8:42 PM on May 11, 2020 
I also think that quality education should be if not the most one of the most important goals that we should be focusing on. Quality education is very important because without it society wouldnâ??t be able to improve as fast or be able to reach its peak. I liked how you also incorporated some gender equality things because it is important for the world to be equal to all and not be biased or sexist. I think that the two U. N. goals that you have chosen are very important and extremely helpful to us if we were to complete them. I think I can help those goals by contributing to KIVA or helping some other company/website that can work to solve these issues. Keep up the great work!
Reply Connor L.
2:57 PM on May 11, 2020 
I read about KIVA microloans and how they make a difference in a personâ??s life, and just $25 can help impact someone in many different ways. I learned that when KIVA loans it loans to a person that would accomplish one or more Global Goals. Stewart talked about accomplishing Global Goal #2, Zero Hunger. He loaned to a woman who helped accomplish this goal by starting a farm. Something that stuck out to me when I read this post was that women earn 24% less than men do in the labor market. This is important because we need to accomplish the Global Goal of Gender Equality. I also learned that if we give quality education to everyone we can accomplish the Global Goal of Quality Education.
Reply Colby A.
9:25 PM on May 10, 2020 
This blog post really makes you aware of the ways you can help people in need. It really tells some of many global goals and ways we can help. These goals are important because it helps people's lives and makes the world a better place by making people equal. These are some examples of things you could do to help and shows who you can loan to so that you can help these global goals.Many people out there deserve better and by accomplishing these global goals, we can give them the treatment they deserve.