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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)

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Team Activity

  • Nazira
    Kyrgyzstan
    Nazira received a loan from galen to purchase two dairy cows in order to increase the volume of organic milk sales.
    galen
    $325 to go
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  • Victor Manuel
    Nicaragua
    Victor Manuel received a loan from Tom to buy new clothing including pants, shorts, skirts, clothing for children, towels, underwear, jeans, shirts, t-shirts, etc.
    Tom
    $825 to go
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  • Bayarbat
    Mongolia
    Bayarbat received a loan from Tom to buy furniture from Korea in order to provide customers with quality products.
    Tom
     Only 1 day left! 
    $475 to go
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  • Hassan
    Lebanon
    Hassan received a loan from teresa and rick to increase his business merchandise with special released mobile phone accessories and prepaid cards.
    teresa and rick
    $950 to go
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  • Carlos Alberto
    Colombia
    Carlos Alberto received a loan from 2 team members to purchase a cooler, an assortment of supplies, and refrigerated products.
    Julia Shu
    0% repaid
  • Ilhama
    Azerbaijan
    Ilhama received a loan from 2 team members to pay for her daughter's education.
    Julia Lumina
    0% repaid
  • Maria Edelmira
    Colombia
    Maria Edelmira received a loan from Shu to buy lotions, pots and deodorants to sell in towns and by the roadside.
    Shu
    0% repaid
  • José Alonso
    El Salvador
    José Alonso received a loan from Shu to buy fodder for his cattle and also repair the fences of his corral.
    Shu
    0% repaid
  • Rose's Group
    Kenya
    Rose's Group received a loan from Lumina to purchase two solar lights and gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
    Lumina
    $275 to go
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  • Al Mahabba 1 Group
    Lebanon
    Al Mahabba 1 Group received a loan from 2 team members to pay for her children's school tuition fees.
    Lumina VIVEK
    $1,475 to go
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  • Madina
    Tajikistan
    Madina received a loan from Deona to buy new hairnets, hairpieces, hairgrips, hair-dryers, hair-clips, hair brushes etc.
    Deona
    $875 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,762
Team Members
$2,733,000
Amount Loaned
81,848
Loans
46.5
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#8 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#5 for Amount Loaned (This Month)