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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

  • Elizabeth
    Philippines
    Elizabeth received a loan from Aaron to buy additional stocks of biscuits, different varieties of fruit staples, vegetables and frozen food.
    Aaron
    0% repaid
  • Flordeliza
    Philippines
    Flordeliza received a loan from Aaron to buy groceries, beverages and toiletries needed to expand her product inventory.
    Aaron
    $300 to go
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  • Divina
    Philippines
    Divina received a loan from Aaron to purchase additional trunks of coconut trees.
    Aaron
    $625 to go
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  • Rosario
    Philippines
    Rosario received a loan from Aaron to purchase additional piglets for commercial sale and bags of feed for her growing hogs.
    Aaron
    0% repaid
  • Crisologo
    Philippines
    Crisologo received a loan from Aaron to purchase materials needed in puppet-making.
    Aaron
    0% repaid
  • Elisa
    Philippines
    Elisa received a loan from Aaron to buy different merchandise such as bed sheets, women's clothes, pants, rejuvenating sets and bleach.
    Aaron
    0% repaid
  • Mageline
    Philippines
    Mageline received a loan from Aaron to buy more biscuits, cookies, mallows and Filipino candies like "yema" and "piaya".
    Aaron
    0% repaid
  • Nhóm 24 Yên Bằng Group
    Vietnam
    Nhóm 24 Yên Bằng Group received a loan from 6 team members to purchase more cake, sweets, sugar and milk to resell.
    Diane Alastair Russ Julie Moncton Bob Harris Betty
     Only 3 days left! 
    $1,800 to go
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  • Jean Bosco
    Rwanda
    Jean Bosco received a loan from 24 team members to work with 17 farming cooperatives to process long-grain rice during the January harvest.
    Marge Yreka Bob Harris Russ Patte Buchanan Family Jessica Donna & Carl Ingrid Lisa Marcy Beth TJ Martha Chuck and Nancy Kathryn Stephanie Lorraine Whitney Dan Kyburz Julie Moncton Chantelle Krista Sheila
    $44,100 to go
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  • Jinky
    Philippines
    Jinky received a loan from Aaron to buy sacks of rice to sell.
    Aaron
    0% repaid
  • Cyclin
    Philippines
    Cyclin received a loan from Aaron to purchase three pigs at 300 kilos for her shop and pay for construction materials for pig cages.
    Aaron
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,836
Team Members
$5,846,425
Amount Loaned
177,449
Loans
96.6
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)
#7 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)