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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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  • Leonida
    Philippines
    Leonida received a loan from jim to purchase 10 sacks of fertilizer and pesticide.
    jim
    $750 to go
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  • Fe
    Philippines
    Fe received a loan from Aaron to buy groceries and ingredients.
    Aaron
    $175 to go
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  • Feliciana
    Peru
    Feliciana received a loan from Aaron to buy guinea pigs and chickens, as well as feed for the animals.
    Aaron
    $200 to go
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  • Vinh
    Vietnam
    Vinh received a loan from Tom to purchace brick, sand, and cement, to build a toilet.
    Tom
    $300 to go
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  • Gulzada
    Kyrgyzstan
    Gulzada received a loan from Tom buy machine tools and car tires to increase the variety of services in her auto repair shop and attract more customers.
    Tom
    $700 to go
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  • Makmal
    Kyrgyzstan
    Makmal received a loan from Tom to buy two cows with calves in order to increase her sales of eco-friendly milk.
    Tom
    $2,750 to go
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  • Shohida
    Tajikistan
    Shohida received a loan from Tom to buy cattle for enlarging her business.
    Tom
    $1,075 to go
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  • Anahit
    Armenia
    Anahit received a loan from Tom to pay for a cow, wheat seeds and fertilizer.
    Tom
    $175 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,740
Team Members
$5,586,500
Amount Loaned
167,584
Loans
96.3
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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