Design for Social GOOD is proud to give back by providing loans through Kiva. Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending to help alleviate poverty.
Kiva empowers individuals to lend to entrepreneurs across the globe. By combining microfinance with the Internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending. Kiva promotes dignity, accountability and transparency, all the GOOD things we believe every nonprofit should promote.
For each new client, Design for Social GOOD will choose an entrepreneur in Africa who is working to make his or her community and world a better place.
Our second loan is to Charles in Kyenjojo, Uganda. Charles is 40 and married with three children. He is a photographer and needs the loan to buy a black-and-white printer for his photo and video business.
Charles wants his children to study and to build a good family standard of living and Design for Social GOOD is proud to help support Charles in his effort. We dedicate this loan to Covenant House International. Their motto is, “Opening doors for homeless youth”. Design for Social GOOD completed several videos and photo shootis including Covenant House: A Place of Providence, From College to Homelessness, Ada and her daughter Leany: Homeless but Hopeful, From Foster Care to the Streets , Sakina Found a New Place to Live and homeless portraits.
Why do we give back? We do it because we have a responsibility to help other people. We strive to produce outstanding work that promotes positive social change. We live not only by our commitment to our clients but also by our commitment to our community and the environment. We believe in the triple bottom line. People, Profit and Planet. We believe that doing GOOD for people and the planet is good for business. Our goal is to help those who are doing GOOD continue to thrive and grow their bottom lines in an increasingly complex, media-driven society.
Photo courtesy of Kiva.