In this years AP Human Geography class, Mr. Broderick, a student teacher for Mr. Mellor, helped organize with the students a donation to go towards micro loans for underprivileged women living in Mali and Burkina Faso.
A micro loan is a small loan typically given to women.Doing this helps to create gender equality and economic growth. They used a program called Kiva to donate to four different women or groups of women. The students donated a total of $125, the maximum a person can donate to one group or person on the site is $25. The students plan to donate to one more group this year.
As part of the curriculum the students learn about micro loans and how they help create equality amongst the people and especially women in those countries. The countries that they chose were ranked the lowest of low in Human Development Index. On the site you can see what they are requesting money for. The women they chose to give money to were asking for help buying materials for making clot... Read More »
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