On starting a Kiva team to support cooperatives

fund cooperatives particularly


I posted to the Co-op Principal Network (of cooperative investment clubs that invest in cooperatives)

Off Topic: Anyone here also on Kiva and want to focus on cooperatives there?

Kiva has recently started promoting their teams feature more - https://www.kiva.org/teams - and there is not currently a team focused on lending to cooperatives. For that to be possible at a large scale it might be necessary for Kiva, or more likely one or more of its partner organizations, to specifically provide support for cooperatives. Advocating for that would take more time, knowledge, and skill than i have, but for a start there are definitely cooperative ventures to lend to already. Before creating a team (there isn’t one yet, i did look) I wanted to check in here to see if anyone else was interested or in a better position to steward it (the hard part, i’d expect, is selecting recipients for the microloans).

“Co-operative enterprises provide the organizational means whereby a significant proportion of humanity is able to take into its own hands the tasks of creating productive employment, overcoming poverty and achieving social integration.” » Boutros Boutros-Ghali

“Founded on the principles of private initiative, entrepreneurship and self-employment, underpinned by the values of democracy, equality and solidarity, the co-operative movement can help pave the way to a more just and inclusive economic order.” » Kofi Annan

Team Name Cooperative Category Common Interest Location Team Website Lending Team Page URL http://www.kiva.org/team/ cooperative Team Photo /home/mlncn/Cloud/Agaric/graphics/Brand Assets/icons/blue/icon-coop.png

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Who can join this team? Anyone (This is an open team)

“We are not put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.” » George Bernard Shaw

Some interesting teams on Kiva: