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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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  • Ngạn
    Vietnam
    Ngạn received a loan from Trevor & Alva to build a toilet by purchasing sand, cement and brick.
    Trevor & Alva
    0% repaid
  • Mari
    Armenia
    Mari received a loan from Frances to pay for a new stock of clothing for the winter season.
    Frances
    0% repaid
  • Patricia Carolina
    El Salvador
    Patricia Carolina received a loan from FleaBag to buy pork rinds, fried pork, sausage, pork, etc.
    FleaBag
    0% repaid
  • Liza
    Philippines
    Liza received a loan from Mark to buy boxes of fish to sell in the market.
    Mark
    0% repaid
  • Janet
    Philippines
    Janet received a loan from Jan to purchase additional boxes of fish to sell.
    Jan
    $625 to go
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  • Janet
    Kenya
    Janet received a loan from Jan to purchase sacks of fruits and vegetables for resale.
    Jan
    $300 to go
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  • Karina Esther
    Colombia
    Karina Esther received a loan from Jan to buy a sewing machine and raw materials and inputs for sewing.
    Jan
    0% repaid
  • Gloria Ines
    Colombia
    Gloria Ines received a loan from Kelly to purchase a refrigerator to display and sell drinks to her customers who have been asking for them.
    Kelly
     Only 1 day left! 
    $0 to go
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  • Rosa Emilsa
    Colombia
    Rosa Emilsa received a loan from Sallyanne to buy supplies to take care of her crops and animals, such as manure, an irrigation system, fertilizer, and fungicide.
    Sallyanne
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,731
Team Members
$5,472,175
Amount Loaned
163,215
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)