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Posted Thursday, April 7, 2022
Roger Bacon's junior class joined together to raise and donate $1450
in micro loans this 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. The $1450 bests the $1300 raised by last years junior class.
As part of their morality class, junior students are challenged to
show a Preferential Option for the Poor and Solidarity. Students worked in teams to chose a
worthy profile from Kiva site, and then create projects about the individual (s)
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
Five projects were chosen to receive a portion of the $1450 dollars which lent out
to individuals in the United El Salvador, Africa, and other underdeveloped countries. This is the eighth year that junior Morality classes have lent money through Kiva.
Roger Bacon students have lent almost $10,000 to more than 30 different
countries in the past eight years.
For more information about Kiva or micro lending visit www.kiva.org.