Welcome to Aloha Kiva Kids, a Kiva-inspired, kids-focused, globally-engaged, Kiva-lending team founded by 5th grader friends Keala Raatior from Main Street Elementary School in Soquel, California (formerly of Chiefess Kapiʻolani Elementary School in Hilo) and Abby Jensen from Volcano School of Arts & Sciences on Hawaii Island. Their goal is to lend their allowances or other money they earned to Kivaʻs entrepreneurs around the world. Through the Kiva microlending method, kids can lend $25 at a time to entrepreneurs around the world who need small loans to get their businesses off the ground and out of poverty. Microlending then becomes a way for kids to share the Aloha Spirit globally.
News Update: Nov. 9, 2016 – We are pleased to learn that Kiva U (for students & educators) has awarded the Aloha Kiva Kids team $1,250 worth of Kiva credits to give out to 50 new members. Each recruit will be given a unique Kiva credit code for their first $25 loan to an entrepreneur of their choice compliment of Citi bank. Click here to learn more>
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