WDF support Kiva, a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
Microfinance is a general term to describe financial services to low-income individuals or to those who do not have access to typical banking services. It is also the idea that low-income individuals are capable of lifting themselves out of poverty if given access to financial services. The Kiva website allows us to select a project by both gender and sector.
WDF have created an account at Kiva where we lend money to budding Elletrepreneurs around the world who show enterprise and drive. On repayment of the loans we reinvest the capital in other female led Kiva projects.
At each meeting, members are invited to donate a £1 to Kiva. A business card draw also takes place to receive a donated prize from a local business. Names and email addresses from the business cards will be added to the WDF mailing list, attendees who do not wish to be added to this list are requested to cross through their email address.
For businesses sponsored by WDF, please click here.
Donate a prize worth £50 - £100 in aid of Kiva for an opportunity to promote your business at a WDF event in either Guernsey or Jersey.
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