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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

  • Nugzar
    Georgia
    Nugzar received a loan from jim to plant plum trees and generate income from selling the plums.
    jim
    $1,550 to go
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  • Hadxiengtom Group
    Lao PDR
    Hadxiengtom Group received a loan from 3 team members to purchase a TerraClear water filter so she can have access to safe drinking water.
    Charles Ingrid Bob Harris
    $475 to go
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  • Gulbahor
    Tajikistan
    Gulbahor received a loan from Ingrid to buy livestock to enlarge her business.
    Ingrid
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    $1,050 to go
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  • Godfrey
    Zambia
    Godfrey received a loan from Jill to purchase a branded booth and provide essential funds needed for him to serve his customers.
    Jill
    $975 to go
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  • Annah
    Kenya
    Annah received a loan from Jackie to buy a dairy cow.
    Jackie
    0% repaid
  • Bor Group
    Lao PDR
    Bor Group received a loan from 3 team members to purchase a TerraClear water filter so she can have access to safe drinking water.
    Beverly Emily Bob Harris
    0% repaid
  • Foday
    Sierra Leone
    Foday received a loan from 3 team members to buy more drugs for his pharmacy for resale.
    Donna The Inspiratrix Ingrid
    0% repaid
  • Stephen
    Uganda
    Stephen received a loan from Ingrid to pay more school fees for his brother.
    Ingrid
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,830
Team Members
$5,675,625
Amount Loaned
170,901
Loans
93.4
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)