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September 23, 2014

Social Science students nearing goal

Cowley College Social Science students are nearing a goal of $20,000 in loans to the microloan program, KIVA.  After having participated in the program since 2008, students are anticipating that this year’s class will break the $20,000 barrier. Current statistics show that as of September 18, 2014, $18,150 in loans had been made to 268 entrepreneurs in 50 countries, including the United States. 

Loans have been made to seven out of seven areas of social performance. These areas consist of anti-poverty focus groups, entrepreneurial support, loans that focus on family and community, loans to vulnerable groups, client voice, and facilitation of savings and innovation. Some activities in which these groups are involved are agriculture, education, food, housing, and the arts.

To earn additional money for the project, Cowley College students are currently selling Gold Canyon candles which can be purchased up until November 30. If you would like to place an order, please contact Cathy Hendricks at 620-441-5309.