Sustainable Development through Empowerment and Access
Sustainability: Kleos projects are aimed at long term growth that affects not only individual members, but their families, communities and future generations.
Development: Kleos projects are based in regions in the world where the obstacles to economic growth are at their largest.
Empowerment: Kleos believes that hard work, dignity and pride are essential components of long term development. Therefore, aid is delivered in the form of loans, trainings, and savings programs, rather than handouts. Members are given the opportunity to get themselves out of the cycle of poverty, but understand that their success will always be tied to their own effort.
Access: Poverty, conflict, corruption and environmental disasters limit many individuals’ abilities to reach their potential. Kleos programming is designed for precisely these ‘non-bankable’ individuals, and removes the conditions that have historically limited their participation in development programs.
Kleos provides small manageable loans directly to mostly rural women, as they represent the most overlooked demographic needing economic aid. Kleos follows the group lending model, where we issue loans through community groups. We impose a repayment plan that is manageable and assures a long term series of loans available to the community.