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"Images provided by Kiva to advance its mission of connecting people around the world through lending to alleviate poverty."

Students in Mrs. Dickinson's, Mrs. Sharma's, Mrs. Leary's, Ms. O'Brien's and

Mrs. Egan's fifth grade classes are working together with KIVA to help finance an individual in need of a loan. Students are working in small groups to select an individual who has requested a loan. Each group will research information about the individual and his or her country and create an iMovie presentation. During the presentation of the movies, the students will use a rubric to rate each presentation. The presentations from each class with the highest score on the rubric will be the focus of a fundraising project to support that individual. Below is a short movie clip on how Kiva works.