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We loan because...
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

  • Laurence
    Malawi
    Laurence received a loan from Geoffrey to pay for his trading kiosk and mobile phone and to provide the float needed to serve his customers.
    Geoffrey
    $475 to go
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  • Karlo
    Philippines
    Karlo received a loan from Chris to pay for the tires, registration and maintenance of his jeepney unit.
    Chris
    0% repaid
  • Carmen Otilia
    El Salvador
    Carmen Otilia received a loan from Christian to buy more soups, eggs, basic grains, soft drinks, candy, and sweet bread, among other products.
    Christian
     Only 1 hour 19 minutes left! 
    $225 to go
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  • Katiztia Vickey
    Colombia
    Katiztia Vickey received a loan from Christian to buy a variety of merchandise such as accessories, domestic appliances and to give her business a better image and perspective.
    Christian
     Only 8 hours 19 minutes left! 
    $1,025 to go
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  • Groupement" Fatou"
    Senegal
    Groupement" Fatou" received a loan from 2 team members to buy clothes to retail.
    Christian Enzo
    0% repaid
  • Muhamad
    Uganda
    Muhamad received a loan from 2 team members to buy merchandise like sugar, soap, salt, maize flour, cooking oil and sodas to sell.
    Christian Enzo
     Only 5 hours 59 minutes left! 
    $825 to go
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  • Zemfira
    Azerbaijan
    Zemfira received a loan from Christian to buy clothes to increase her business; in future she wants open a store and to give a good education to her children.
    Christian
    0% repaid
  • Karla Yesenia
    El Salvador
    Karla Yesenia received a loan from Christian to buy ‘chicharrón’ [fried pork rinds], soft cheese, corn, beans, tomatoes, chicken, meat, vegetables, and rice, etc. in bulk.
    Christian
    0% repaid
  • Anara
    Kyrgyzstan
    Anara received a loan from Christian to buy two dairy cows in order to increase volume of organic milk sales.
    Christian
    0% repaid
  • Gulbahor
    Tajikistan
    Gulbahor received a loan from Enzo to buy cattle.
    Enzo
     Only 16 hours 59 minutes left! 
    $2,075 to go
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  • Thaer
    Palestine
    Thaer received a loan from Enzo to buy a new rickshaw in place of the old one.
    Enzo
     Only 4 hours 39 minutes left! 
    $375 to go
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  • Ladislao
    Bolivia
    Ladislao received a loan from Enzo to install potable water in his kitchen, bathroom, and laundry area to live in a house with all the conveniences.
    Enzo
     Only 11 hours 19 minutes left! 
    $1,325 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,785
Team Members
$2,790,100
Amount Loaned
83,425
Loans
46.7
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#8 for Amount Loaned (All Time)