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Join the SIPC Kiva Team!

We invite YOU to join the SIPC Kiva Team and help us support others to support themselves!  Joining our team is easy, fun, and a meaningful mission that is truly the gift that keeps on giving.


As of September 25th, 2017, the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church Kiva team has loaned $8,600 through 296 loans to people in 57 different countries including Peru, Cambodia, Colombia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, Pakistan, Jordan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and El Salvador!  


You can join the team by following the instructions below...

  1. sign up for a free KIVA account by clicking here.
  2. join our team by clicking here.
  3. choose a borrower and start lending money!
  4. once your loan is repaid you can either withdraw your initial investment or re-invest it to another borrower!