Last month we took a couple of hours and helped our daughter start a blog.
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What Lonely Planet says about Fair Play: “A unique nonprofit NGO, FairPlay trains Peruvian single mothers and local families to provide Spanish lessons and homestays, and it also organises volunteer opportunities for travelers. Instead of paying tuition fees to a for-profit company, travelers pay their teachers and host families directly, thereby helping the community more.” Lonely Planet, 2007.
After the holidays she hopes to be doing work with Kiva as a Kiva Fellow.
Here is what Kiva is about: We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works.
Since Kiva was founded in 2005:
- 633,930 Kiva lenders
- $253 million in loans
- 98.90% Repayment rate
We work with:
- 143 Field Partners
- 450 volunteers around the world
- 60 different countries
We are looking forward
to hearing about what she is doing…and hope that we can help raise some awareness of these organizations.
She is currently writing about her adventures at KiyomiBeach.com