2019 Kiva Projects
The Junior class joined together to raise and donate $1100 in micro loans last week. As part of their morality class, students are challenged to show a Preferential Option for the Poor and Solidarity. Students were challenged to choose a profile from the lending group Kiva - this is an organization that connects lenders with individuals around the world who are looking for small loans to jump start education or businesses, or to expand current business ventures. Kiva loans are divided up into $25 increments to make lending accessible to all. Students created projects about the individual that they chose from the site, and presented these projects to a panel of teachers and staff in hopes of being granted financial aid for their chosen individual. Six projects were chosen and a total of $1100 dollars was lent out to individuals in Zimbabwe, Mali, Egypt, Uganda and Lebanon. This is the fifth year that Junior Morality classes have lent money through Kiva. We have lent a total of $4250 to 23 different countries in the past 5 years. For more information about Kiva or micro lending visit kiva.org.