Kiva has a saying, “Dreams are universal, opportunity is not.” Kiva is an international non-profit with a straightforward mission of expanding financial opportunities to help communities thrive. They do this by “crowdfunding loans and unlocking capital for the underserved, improving the quality and cost of financial services, and addressing the underlying barriers to financial access around the world.” Through their donors, Kiva is able to help students pay for tuition, women start businesses, farmers invest in equipment, and families afford needed emergency care.
For several years now, TBA has been an active supporter of Kiva, and currently has 12 loans out doing some good. We recently learned one of our investments is helping a widowed mother of three purchase supplies and equipment for her farm in Kenya. TBA strongly believes good financing can unlock many doors and overcome more than a few obstacles. The “making the better world” part – well, that’s just common sense.