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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

  • Artur
    Armenia
    Artur received a loan from Jane to pay his daughter’s tuition fee for the first semester.
    Jane
    $25 to go
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  • Rose
    Haiti
    Rose received a loan from Antonia to connect to Haiti's first solar hybrid smart electricity grid.
    Antonia
    0% repaid
  • Sofia
    Kyrgyzstan
    Sofia received a loan from 2 team members to purchase flour, meat and onions for the production of meat dumplings.
    Cheryl Lorraine
    0% repaid
  • Sadbarg
    Tajikistan
    Sadbarg received a loan from Cheryl to buy food products to increase her working capital.
    Cheryl
    0% repaid
  • Las Intocables Group
    Bolivia
    Las Intocables Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy potatoes and rice wholesale.
    Julie Moncton Ian
     Only 4 days left! 
    $1,350 to go
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  • Venette
    Haiti
    Venette received a loan from Heather to connect to Haiti's first solar hybrid smart electricity grid.
    Heather
    0% repaid
  • Anonymous
    Iraq
    Anonymous received a loan from Heather to expand her business by purchasing an electrical generator, in addition to more equipment, tools and cosmetics that will help her fulfill her clients’ demands.
    Heather
    $14,175 to go
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  • Lidieth
    Costa Rica
    Lidieth received a loan from Heather to buy raw materials, including fabric, thread, elastic, lace, and other things for sewing.
    Heather
    0% repaid
  • La Merveille Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    La Merveille Group received a loan from Anders to buy three sacs of flour, two cases of powdered milk, two sacs of sugar, two cases of wine, three cases of juice, five cases of Eau Vive bottled water, etc.
    Anders
    0% repaid
  • Lina
    Palestine
    Lina received a loan from Heather to buy more olive seedlings for her family's agricultural land.
    Heather
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,730
Team Members
$5,473,125
Amount Loaned
163,248
Loans
94.4
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)