Since 2010, the Rotary Club of Lake Wylie has partnered with Kiva.org to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe.
Kiva was born of the following beliefs:
-People are by nature
-The poor are highly motivated and can be very successful when given an opportunity
-By connecting people, we can create relationships beyond financial transactions, and build a global community expressing support and encouragement of one another
As of February 2022, the Rotary Club of Lake Wylie has made 314 micro-loans to entrepreneurs throughout 70 different countries totaling nearly $8,000. As the loans are repaid, we reinvest the funds back into the program by loaning them back out to other entrepreneurs throughout the world.
For the most up to date information about the Rotary Club of Lake Wylie’s impact, visit our Kiva Lending Team page.