Kiva Lending Team: Friends of Bob Harris
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.
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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Wilma received a loan from Strictly Swine to purchase feeds, vitamins and other supplies for her pigs.$425 to goLend Now
Lion Of Judah Group received a loan from Carol 97756 to increase her inventory of plumbing and hardware goods for her business.$1,100 to goLend Now
$25 to goLend Now
$750 to goLend Now
Vital received a loan from 2 team members to buy goats, saws, and feed.$850 to goLend Now
Solidaria Mujer Mujeres En Acción Group received a loan from Jackie to buy livestock such as calves and the necessary products for their development.$1,825 to goLend Now
Zainab received a loan from Bernd to buy more onions, seasonings, tins of tomatoes, and cooking oil.0% repaid
Natalia received a loan from Jon to buy children's shoes, men's shoes, women's shoes and other things to sell.0% repaid
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.$1,900 to goLend Now
Banco Mujer Bekuo Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy seeds, fertilizer, insecticide, compost, bags, and other inputs.$675 to goLend Now
Ayat received a loan from howard and maureen to buy a new collection of clothes in addition to cosmetics and accessories to sell.$125 to goLend Now
$350 to goLend Now
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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)|
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