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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

  • Wilma
    Philippines
    Wilma received a loan from Strictly Swine to purchase feeds, vitamins and other supplies for her pigs.
    Strictly Swine
    $425 to go
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  • Andrey
    Ukraine
    Andrey received a loan from Jackie to purchase mechanized farming equipment.
    Jackie
    $750 to go
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  • Vital
    Albania
    Vital received a loan from 2 team members to buy goats, saws, and feed.
    Jackie Donna
    $850 to go
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  • Zainab
    Sierra Leone
    Zainab received a loan from Bernd to buy more onions, seasonings, tins of tomatoes, and cooking oil.
    Bernd
    0% repaid
  • Natalia
    Timor-Leste
    Natalia received a loan from Jon to buy children's shoes, men's shoes, women's shoes and other things to sell.
    Jon
    0% repaid
  • Sinuu
    Samoa
    Sinuu received a loan from 2 team members to buy a chest freezer, a display fridge, a hanging scale, a cash register machine, bags of flour, sugar, rice, a sack of onions and soft drinks.
    Jon Delphine & Jocelyn
    $1,900 to go
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  • Banco Mujer Bekuo Group
    Costa Rica
    Banco Mujer Bekuo Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy seeds, fertilizer, insecticide, compost, bags, and other inputs.
    Mike Delphine & Jocelyn
    $675 to go
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  • Ayat
    Jordan
    Ayat received a loan from howard and maureen to buy a new collection of clothes in addition to cosmetics and accessories to sell.
    howard and maureen
    $125 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,731
Team Members
$5,471,325
Amount Loaned
163,184
Loans
94.3
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#10 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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