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What is Kiva?

Kiva is an International not-for-profit organisation that Tech Patrol has worked with and supported for over a decade.

Based in San Francisco, Kiva started in 2005 with a mission to drive a new micro-financing, "lending to alleviate poverty" movement that would change the world for the better.

 

By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realise their potential. For some, it's a matter of survival, for others it's the fuel for a life-long ambition.

100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans. Kiva covers costs primarly through optional donationas, as well as through support from grants and sponsors.

 

It's an incredible organisation that we are proud to support and will continue to support.

 

Peace & Love.

If you would like to know
how you can get involved

 

Email: info@techpatrol.com.au

/Tech Patrol's Support

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Bello Atardecer Group

A loan of $2,525 helped this team purchase cement, sand, iron, pebbles and ceramic.

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Kiwa

A total loan of $50,000 helped Kiwa pay 600 farming families 100% above market prices while paying respect to indigenous Andean crops.

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Ghulam Fatima

A loan of $400 helped Ghulam Fatima purchase a new stitching machine and raw materials for tailoring.

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Yoweri

A loan of $850 helped in buying computers and phones for Yoweri who lives in Kasese, Uganda.

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Abunzubumwe Cb Group

A loan of $3,500 helped the Abunzubumwe Cb Group buy more fish to sell. The group name means "Unity" in English.

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Edison Orlando

A loan of $1,500 helped Edison buy rotors and drums for his business to assist all kinds of vehicles.

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Zahra

A loan of $1,500 helped Zahra start a new agricultural business that plants and sell bananas.

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Elena

A Loan of $175 helped Elena buy more fish from the fishermen to sell.

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Harrfry Group

A loan of $950 helped Harrfry Group buy cost-efficient maise seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.

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Yoweri

A loan of $850 helped in buying computers and phones for Yoweri who lives in Kasese, Uganda.

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Estela

A loan of $1,350 helped Estela buy agricultural inputs and pay for labour to assist her coffee crops.

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Biakoye Group

A loan of $2,350 helped Biakoye Group purchase more ready-made clothing to sell to customers.

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Milagrose

A loan of $300 helped Milagrose purchase more items to sell, including soap, shampoo, eggs, milk, and sugar.

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Amelia

A Loan of $1,125 helped Amelia pay for more personal products to sell at her store.

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Maya Kiche Group

A loan of $6,425 helped Maya Kiche Group purchase more thread, buttons, fabrics and tags.

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Richard

A loan of $950 helped Richard in growing his Zoona money transfer business by adding to his working capital which will allow him to serve more customers sending and receiving money at his shop.

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Ingrid

A loan of $300 helped Ingrid purchase more catalog products that she offers.

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Mawussi

A loan of $400 helped Mawussi purchase more food products and general grocery goods to sell.

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What Makes Kiva Unique

This is why we work with Kiva!

It's a loan, not a donation

Kiva believes that lending alongside thousands of others is one of the most powerful and sustainable ways to create economic and social good. Lending on Kiva creates a partnership of mutual dignity and makes it easy to touch more lives with the same dollar. Fund a loan, get repaid, fund another. 

You choose where to make an impact

Whether you lend to friends in your community, or people halfway around the world (and for many, it's both), Kiva creates the opportunity to play a special part in someone else's story. At Kiva, loans aren't just about money - They're a way to create connection and relationships.

Pushing the boundaries of a loan

Kiva started as a pioneer in crowdfunding in 2005 and is constantly innovating to meet people's diverse lending needs. Whether it's reinventing microfinance with more flexible terms, supporting community-wide projects or lowering costs to borrowers, we are always testing and learning.

Lifting on, to lift many

When a Kiva loan enables someone to grow a business and create an opportunity for themselves, it creates opportunities for others as well. That ripple effect can shape the future for a family or an entire community.

/Paul Chait

Tech Patrol Founder/CEO

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This initiative is something that I'm very proud of. Assisting an entrepreneur trying to create a small business within their community is something that I am very passionate about and i believe in the Kiva program and absolutely take my hat off to the Kiva team and Kiva's President & Co-Found, Premal Shah.

Kiva is not only home to Tech Patrol but also other big brands such as Ebay, Dell, VMware, Google, HP. PayPal, The Mastercard Foundation...etc. This is a strong organisation with a csr that we stand behind.

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