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KIVA microcreditJoin the Social Entrepreneurship Program efforts in alleviating poverty. Currently there are four ways you can contribute:
  1. Monetary donations 
  2. Sponsorships 
  3. Professional Advising 
  4. Donation of frequent flyer miles 
  5. Attend the Dum Spiro fundraising event

Details for each method are explained below or simply select your desired method.

Monetary Donation

Donate online by following three simple steps:

  1. Visit 
  2. Insert the donation amount in “Other” category 
  3. Write “Social Entrepreneurship Program” in the box below the donation

Payment by check may be sent to:
University of St. Thomas-Center for International Studies
Social Entrepreneurship Program
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006


UST Social Entrepreneurship Program seeks corporate sponsorship in the form of donation to help support programs’ loan allocation process and help our students cover some of the cost of related field trips. To sponsor the program please contact

Professional Advising

Professionals may assist the program by providing seminars, lectures and training in various aspects from grant writing, finance and accounting to basic leadership skills. They also are invited to participate as guest speakers in our Dum Spiro Lecture Series, a series of lectures featuring at least two main experts or professionals in the field every semester.

Frequent Flyer Miles

Donate your United Mileage Plus miles today. With your donation of frequent flyer miles, students will be given opportunity to visit the field, work directly with communities in need and see the fruit of their efforts firsthand. Contact us for more information 713-525-3530 or visit

Attend the Dum Spiro Fundraising Event!

You are invited to attend the annual Dum Spiro Spero fundraising event. Enjoy an evening featuring international food donated by local restaurants, a silent auction, music, dancing and presentations about the UST MicroCredit Program. Silent auction items include art, jewelry and more!

Dum Spiro Spero, Latin for “while I breathe,” signifies the determination to continue the Social Entrepreneurship Program’s mission of student activism and poverty alleviation around the world through microlending. Funds raised at this event will benefit the rural poor of many world regions including current projects in Mexico, Pakistan, Malawi and Zambia.
Please contact Diana Garcia at or 713-525-3530 for more information.



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Established in 1981, the Center for International Studies is Houston's oldest degree-granting center of international higher learning. International Studies prepares students for careers in international business, law, politics and public service. In addition, the Center promotes understanding of international relations, cultural differences and the benefits that come from cooperation within the human family.


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