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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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  • Teodora
    Philippines
    Teodora received a loan from Aaron to buy more inventory to sell like clothes, slippers and sandals, fashion accessories, and fertilizer for the farm.
    Aaron
    $400 to go
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  • Valya
    Armenia
    Valya received a loan from John to buy a computer and professional literature, to have the latest methodological books.
    John
    $750 to go
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  • Claudia Antonia
    Honduras
    Claudia Antonia received a loan from John to complete her license in marketing, in this way to be able to develop her knowledge and interaction with the customer.
    John
    $525 to go
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  • Mohamad
    Lebanon
    Mohamad received a loan from John to increase his merchandise with special-offer products that will raise both his sales and income.
    John
    $1,400 to go
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  • Abeer
    Palestine
    Abeer received a loan from John to buy a new collection for her clothing store to resell.
    John
    $1,400 to go
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  • Raya
    Jordan
    Raya received a loan from John to cover her daughter's university fees.
    John
    $850 to go
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  • Jehad
    Palestine
    Jehad received a loan from John to buy a new rickshaw for his flower business.
    John
    $1,450 to go
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  • Thaer
    Palestine
    Thaer received a loan from John to buy new machines he needs in his workshop.
    John
    $900 to go
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  • Mohammad
    Lebanon
    Mohammad received a loan from John to buy wood planks in order to make a new cart.
    John
    $1,175 to go
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  • Maria Isabel
    El Salvador
    Maria Isabel received a loan from Delphine & Jocelyn to buy more soups, eggs, basic grains, refreshments, candy, sweet bread, etc.
    Delphine & Jocelyn
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,830
Team Members
$5,671,275
Amount Loaned
170,730
Loans
93.3
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

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

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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