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We loan because...
After stumbling into a job as a luxury travel writer, I saw so much poverty that I decided to turn those paychecks into Kiva loans. Then I visited a bunch of clients, who were amazing, and I've written a book about it called "The International Bank of Bob" (Walker/Bloomsbury, March 5, 2013).

I hope the book will get more people to feel a greater understanding of Kiva, a better appreciation of the role of microfinance, and most of all, more connected to the rest of the world.

About us
People who realize that if we switched places with the recipients, they'd loan to us just as happily. So, fair's fair.

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Team Activity

  • Pedro
    Paraguay
    Pedro received a loan from Mark to buy supplies for university and to cover transportation costs.
    Mark
    $450 to go
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  • Maria
    Paraguay
    Maria received a loan from Mark to cover her graduation costs.
    Mark
    $750 to go
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  • Waheeda
    Pakistan
    Waheeda received a loan from Vito to help her husband buy items for his motor vehicle workshop.
    Vito
    0% repaid
  • Cuong's Group
    Vietnam
    Cuong's Group received a loan from 3 team members to buy food and beverages to restock his store.
    howard and maureen Steve Linda
    $250 to go
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  • Dave
    Albania
    Dave received a loan from howard and maureen to do some construction in their so called 'home', so that they may live a bit better.
    howard and maureen
    $1,200 to go
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  • Rosana
    Paraguay
    Rosana received a loan from Mark to cover the costs of her studies, such as materials and photocopies.
    Mark
    $675 to go
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  • Aida
    Paraguay
    Aida received a loan from Mark to pay university fees.
    Mark
    $375 to go
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  • Fatima
    United States
    Fatima received a loan from Christie to purchase ingredients and supplies to fulfill orders.
    Christie
    $275 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,702
Team Members
$5,351,500
Amount Loaned
159,497
Loans
93.7
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#4 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#9 for Amount Loaned (This Month)
#6 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)