For Immediate Release Contact: Chris Allen 407.617.8888
Atheists and Non-Believers Lend $25,000,000 to Impoverished Entrepreneurs Around the World.
Orlando, FL – The A+ Team has helped to alleviate poverty in 88 countries and is the first team on Kiva.org to cross $25,000,000 in lending. Women received more than 70% of the no-interest loans.
“A+ Team members are concerned, compassionate and generous,” says Nancy Somers, co-captain of the 35,000 member team.” We enjoy helping others without any expectation of a future reward.”
A+ Team micro-loans support diverse small business owners who don’t have access or enough credit to receive traditional loans from banks. Many loans focus on agriculture, food and retail in places like the Philippines, Peru and Kenya. A+ Team members have contributed to nearly half of the more than one million loans funded through Kiva.
“The A+ Team has had an astonishing impact on Kiva. The amount of money they’ve collectively lent is staggering. Their loans span the entire breadth of Kiva’s work,” says Chelsa Bocci, Kiva’s VP of Marketing & Community.
Kiva is a San Francisco based non-profit organization that connects people through lending to alleviate poverty. Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to create opportunity around the world. Its loan repayment rate is impressive, over 98%!
The A+ Team is composed of Atheists, plus Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and Non-Religious people from around the world. Founded in 2008, the A+ Team has co-captains in the USA, Canada, Germany and Australia.
To see the A+Team’s lending total, visit: https://www.kiva.org/team/atheists/