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Kiva LogoThe leadership institutes takes pride in its ability to have community outreach and to positively effect the world around us. One way we do this is by donating through a foundation called KIVA. The KIVA organization was co-founded by Matt and Jessica Flannery. This foundation began as a personal project of Jessica who took a 3 month trip to East Africa to conduct impact evaluation surveys for the Village Enterprise Fund. Jessica visited with entrepreneurs who used small grants to start small businesses which planted the seed in Jessica to create The KIVA foundation to help other entrepreneurs have success with microloans. 





 The Leadership Institute makes donations to Neiva.


In 2006, an American traveler, Blake Mycosie of Arlington, Texas, visited Argentina and found that children had no shoes.  Since the primary mode of transportations is walking, children have no protection from soil transmitted diseases which can penetrate the skin and can even cause death.  In many cases, shoes are part of a requirement to attend school.  Without shoes, children cannot attend school, and they miss the opportunity to realize their potential of change in their lives.  TOMS business model is “One for One.”  When you purchase a pair of shoes, TOMS donates a pair of new shoes to children in need.  Since 2006, TOMS has donated over 600,000 pairs of shoes to children in Argentina.








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