village to village
One of our core values is giving back. In 2016 we donated to Kiva, a charity that gives microloans to (mostly) women in developing countries. Almost 100% pay back the loans, with interest. When the loan is repaid, Kiva allows you to reinvest the money to fund another project. Over four years, one of our villagers has done dozens of these loans and turned his original $25 investment into $400 that he now lends to new women.
This year (2017) we are supporting a local charity, Altira, that helps women in the Downtown East Side with housing issues. Here's what they say about their good work: