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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

  • Sadafmo
    Tajikistan
    Sadafmo received a loan from Sue to open a cafe specializing in the local dish "kurutob".
    Sue
    $900 to go
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  • Daisy
    Kenya
    Daisy received a loan from Jody to pay for clean cookstoves to sell in informal settlements in Nairobi.
    Jody
    $675 to go
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  • Zuhra
    Kyrgyzstan
    Zuhra received a loan from Jody to buy a cow, fertilizers and fuel for land cultivation and growing organic haricot.
    Jody
    $1,075 to go
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  • Shpresim
    Albania
    Shpresim received a loan from Dawn to have surgery on the only eye that is left after an advanced disease destroyed his other eye.
    Dawn
    $0 to go
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  • Patrick
    Kenya
    Patrick received a loan from Rick to purchase fertilizer, seedlings, gum boots, and gloves, as well as milk storage containers.
    Rick
    $500 to go
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  • Naboth
    Uganda
    Naboth received a loan from Trisha to buy building materials to complete his latrine.
    Trisha
    $525 to go
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  • Yakobo
    Uganda
    Yakobo received a loan from Trisha to pay for labor for his cocoa farms and to restock his retail business.
    Trisha
    $200 to go
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  • Aram
    Armenia
    Aram received a loan from Trisha to buy a computer and professional literature for his pedagogical activities.
    Trisha
    $750 to go
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  • Betty's Group
    Kenya
    Betty's Group received a loan from Trisha to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.
    Trisha
    $125 to go
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1,852
Team Members
$5,880,125
Amount Loaned
178,698
Loans
96.5
Loans per member

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#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#10 for New Users (All Time)
#10 for New Users (This Month)
#4 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#10 for Amount Loaned (This Month)
#6 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)