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Posted Monday, April 26, 2021
Roger Bacon's junior class joined together to raise and donate $1300 in micro loans last week for KIVA, an organization that allows people to lend money via the internet around the world to candidates such as low-income entrepreneurs, those looking to expand current business ventures, or students hoping to jump start their education. These loans are divided into $25 increments to make lending accessible to all.
As part of their morality class, junior students are challenged to show a Preferential Option for the Poor and Solidarity. Students chose a profile from Kiva site, and then create projects about the individual that they chose. The students then presented these projects to a panel of teachers and staff in hopes of being granted financial aid for their chosen individual.
Four projects were chosen and a total of $1300 dollars was lent out to individuals in the United States, Rwanda and Senegal. This is the seventh year that junior Morality classes have lent money through Kiva. Roger Bacon students have lent a total of $6800 to 29 different countries in the past 7 years.
For more information about Kiva or micro lending visit www.kiva.org.