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We care about people striving to enhance their economic self-sufficiency and wish to support their entrepreneurial endeavors. It just takes one small step by each of us lending on kiva. Together we can make it easier for hard working people to get the much-needed capital to sustain and grow their business. We feel blessed to be able to support the aspirations of so many loan recipients who persevere tenaciously for a better quality of life with dignity. Kudos to Kiva.org that allows us to connect for this common cause.

About us
In our team, we have a vision to change lives in novel ways. Our team's origin began with a Kiva Card (gift certificate) whose recipient founded this team. Inspired by Kiva Fellow, Jessica Heinzelman's talk, our founder dreamed to take us on a cruise, beyond the realm of lending targets and team statistics. Frequent & occasional lenders are free to choose who to lend to, how much and when in an amiable team ambience nurtured by Kiva Fellows, Kiva Editor & Translators, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, workers, retired people, families, parent + kid(s), students, teachers, and professionals. Our diversity & portfolio enable our discovery of social values inherent in the Kiva micro-lending ecosystem whose issues we debate objectively. Experienced members are gratified to enhance our grasp of nuances in lending. We wish to work with volunteers in the team, Kiva Friends, kivafriends.org and our supporters to engage in activities that promote Kiva. Our journey to strengthen and grow the Kiva ecosystem has room for more. JOIN NOW, and check out our team, to convince yourself that it can be your team too.

LINKS TO SEE ALSO:
1. Kiva Updates:www.kiva.org/updates/kiva
2. KF Blogs:www.kiva.org/updates/fellows

(Thanks Anh D Pham for letting LOTUS team on Kiva to use the exquisite image of the lotus flower you photographed in Vietnam)

Location: Global      

 

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Team Activity

  • Rahim
    Azerbaijan
    Rahim received a loan from sravan to buy products and plates for his café.
    sravan
    $1,550 to go
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  • Fausto
    United States
    Fausto received a loan from Jon to purchase laser equipment and use as working capital.
    Jon
    $900 to go
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  • Raul De Jesús
    El Salvador
    Raul De Jesús received a loan from 1 team members to buy manure, seed, and poison, and to buy a heifer.
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    $775 to go
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  • Wendy Abigail
    El Salvador
    Wendy Abigail received a loan from Anna to buy cement, sand, bricks, iron and gravel, and to pay labourers to build a room in her house.
    Anna
    $425 to go
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  • Cruz Edilma
    Colombia
    Cruz Edilma received a loan from Janice to buy supplies for her street stall such as snacks, candy, cigarettes, soft drinks and others.
    Janice
     Only 3 days left! 
    $350 to go
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  • Romas
    Zambia
    Romas received a loan from 2 team members to buy more stock, such as Fanta, Coca-Cola and Sprite for his wholesale business.
    Janice Thomas
    $1,675 to go
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  • Salome
    Kenya
    Salome received a loan from 2 team members to purchase and run two Fresh Life toilets.
    Lea Breianne
    0% repaid
  • José Horacio
    Colombia
    José Horacio received a loan from Thomas to purchase a dairy cow with which he will be able to produce dairy products.
    Thomas
    $225 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,695
Team Members
$2,390,150
Amount Loaned
70,848
Loans
41.8
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#9 for New Users (All Time)
#7 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#9 for Amount Loaned (This Month)