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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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  • Twishingane Group
    Twishingane Group received a loan from 2 team members to increase his capital and buy a large quantity of rice, beans and palm oil for resale, to earn more.
    Wendy Delphine & Jocelyn
    $0 to go
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  • Benjamin Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Benjamin Group received a loan from Wendy to buy 150 lengths of pagne [bright, colorful fabric].
    $5,350 to go
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  • Zoya
    Zoya received a loan from Delphine & Jocelyn to pay for agro machinery for gathering the harvest, and barley seeds.
    Delphine & Jocelyn
     Only 4 days left! 
    $0 to go
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  • Mesepi
    Mesepi received a loan from mario to buy boxes of mutton flaps, sausages, chicken leg quarters, soya, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, plastic plates, foil, and gas for her business, and also to pay school fees and school registration.
    $0 to go
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  • Fatima
    Fatima received a loan from Delphine & Jocelyn to buy more clothes and electrical machines for her husbands' store.
    Delphine & Jocelyn
    0% repaid

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#5 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#7 for Amount Loaned (This Month)
#6 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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