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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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  • Islomiddin
    Islomiddin received a loan from Craig to pay for his tuition.
     Only 1 hour 3 minutes left! 
    $450 to go
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  • Consolacion
    Consolacion received a loan from Aaron to pay for fabric, cloth, thread, needles and other materials needed in her business.
    0% repaid
  • Elba Santiaga
    Elba Santiaga received a loan from Kirsten to buy pencils, drinks, glue, erasers, cookies, scissors, and other products.
    $600 to go
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  • Atipay Group
    Atipay Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy oil paints, among others.
    Polina Aaron
    $4,250 to go
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  • Erna
    Erna received a loan from Polina buy personal care products.
    $75 to go
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  • Doreen
    Doreen received a loan from Polina to buy more stock of vegetables.
    0% repaid
  • Resineros De Curucupaceo Group
    Resineros De Curucupaceo Group received a loan from 5 team members to buy and plant resin producing pine trees. The resin will be harvested annually, providing income for years to come.
    Diane Laree Janet W. Redd Katt Antonia
    $12,275 to go
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  • Idja Group
    Burkina Faso
    Idja Group received a loan from Diane to stock up on beverages for resale.
    0% repaid
  • Liberty
    Liberty received a loan from Aaron to pay for additional computer parts and supplies needed in her business.
    0% repaid

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#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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