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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

  • Heyam
    Jordan
    Heyam received a loan from Bryan to cover the rest of her son Ibrahim's semester fees to complete his education.
    Bryan
    $500 to go
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  • Khalida
    Pakistan
    Khalida received a loan from Kimberly to buy spools of threads in different colors and along with packs of beads, sequins and stones.
    Kimberly
    $175 to go
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  • Sacpulupense Group
    Guatemala
    Sacpulupense Group received a loan from Kimberly to buy thread and supplies for her traditional clothing business so that she has plenty of inventory.
    Kimberly
    $1,150 to go
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  • Jose David
    El Salvador
    Jose David received a loan from Kimberly to purchase wood, varnish, sandpaper, and nails, among other materials important to produce furniture.
    Kimberly
    $475 to go
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  • Maksatbek
    Kyrgyzstan
    Maksatbek received a loan from 2 team members to purchase two cows and ten sheep for fattening up and resale.
    Craig Ian
     Only 1 day left! 
    $1,650 to go
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  • David
    Uganda
    David received a loan from 2 team members to buy glasses to sell.
    Joan Anders
    0% repaid
  • Luigj
    Albania
    Luigj received a loan from Kyle to pay for medical examinations and treatments for his wife who's been suffering for a long time from backbone illness.
    Kyle
    $1,450 to go
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  • Faith
    Zambia
    Faith received a loan from 3 team members buy a trading kiosk for customers who need to access financial services so she may continue her physiotherapy degree.
    Trevor Lawton Sheila John
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,858
Team Members
$5,986,400
Amount Loaned
182,749
Loans
98.4
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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