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We loan because...
We care about people striving to enhance their 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. Thanks to Kiva.org, we can now connect together in this common cause.

About us
We have a vision to change lives in novel ways. Our team's origin is rooted in a Kiva Card (gift certificate), an inspiring talk by Kiva Fellow, Jessica Heinzelman (KF5) about Kiva micro-lending, and 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. Frequent & occasional lenders are free to choose who to lend to, how much and when, beyond the realm of lending targets and team statistics. Experienced members are gratified to enhance our grasp of nuances in lending. We wish to work with volunteers in the team, Kiva Friends and our supporters to engage in activities that promote Kiva. Our journey to strengthen and grow the Kiva ecosystem has room for more.

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LINKS TO SEE ALSO:
1. Kiva Updates: www.kiva.org/updates/kiva
2. Kiva Fellow 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

  • Sanaa
    Lebanon
    Sanaa received a loan from 2 team members to maintain and legally register her car which will facilitate her business.
    Julia Ian
     Only 8 hours 50 minutes left! 
    $0 to go
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  • Elikram
    Azerbaijan
    Elikram received a loan from Jan to build a water tank and improve his business.
    Jan
    $375 to go
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  • Pindoty Group
    Paraguay
    Pindoty Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy vegetables, meats, baked goods, and drinks.
    Robbie Shannon
    $625 to go
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  • Arus
    Armenia
    Arus received a loan from Thomas to pay for three cows, forage for feeding the livestock, fertilizer for land cultivation.
    Thomas
     Only 7 hours left! 
    $2,275 to go
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  • Ruzanna
    Armenia
    Ruzanna received a loan from Thomas to pay for renovation of the roof and purchase forage for the livestock.
    Thomas
     Only 7 hours 30 minutes left! 
    $125 to go
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  • Gohar
    Armenia
    Gohar received a loan from Thomas to pay for forage for feeding her livestock.
    Thomas
     Only 8 hours 50 minutes left! 
    $1,275 to go
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  • Liza
    Rwanda
    Liza received a loan from Shannon to pay for a laptop required for a US college degree.
    Shannon
    0% repaid
  • Alexander Jhon
    Peru
    Alexander Jhon received a loan from Shannon to pay the tuition for his Mechanical Maintenance program, and thus successfully complete his degree.
    Shannon
    $550 to go
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  • Pablo Roberto
    Dominican Republic
    Pablo Roberto received a loan from Shannon to cover higher education costs.
    Shannon
     Only 2 days left! 
    $5,325 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,855
Team Members
$2,898,650
Amount Loaned
86,767
Loans
46.8
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#8 for New Users (Last Month)
#9 for Amount Loaned (All Time)