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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

  • Sandra
    Haiti
    Sandra received a loan from Ken and Kathy to buy materials to build a workshop, a stock room, and two bathrooms and to buy three sewing machines.
    Ken and Kathy
    $2,500 to go
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  • Ma. Emelia
    Philippines
    Ma. Emelia received a loan from Ken and Kathy to buy more ingredients for her business, such as meat, vegetables, cooking oil and seasonings.
    Ken and Kathy
    $550 to go
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  • María Leonarda
    El Salvador
    María Leonarda received a loan from Christopher to buy sand, cement and iron to repair the dooor-frames of her house and to buy new doors, as they are currently made of wood.
    Christopher
     Only 13 hours 55 minutes left! 
    $450 to go
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  • Babra
    Uganda
    Babra received a loan from Bryn to buy clothes such as dresses, shirts, bed sheets and other items to sell.
    Bryn
     Only 4 days left! 
    $550 to go
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  • Estanislaa
    Paraguay
    Estanislaa received a loan from 1 team members to buy vegetables, fruits, condiments, drinks, and so on.
    Default lender image
    $1,200 to go
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  • Yaneth Del Pilar
    Colombia
    Yaneth Del Pilar received a loan from elias buy a display cabinet to organize the sale of cell phones, and a display case to sell sweets.
    elias
    $250 to go
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  • Det
    Cambodia
    Det received a loan from elias to buy some animal medicines.
    elias
    $300 to go
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  • Happy Ayllu Group
    Peru
    Happy Ayllu Group received a loan from Trung to buy sweaters, socks, shirts, pants and jackets to sell.
    Trung
    0% repaid
  • José
    Mexico
    José received a loan from Eleni to purchase a 10 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester.
    Eleni
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,728
Team Members
$2,551,375
Amount Loaned
75,672
Loans
43.8
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#7 for Amount Loaned (All Time)