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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

  • Hernan De Jesus
    Colombia
    Hernan De Jesus received a loan from Aaron to buy a motorcycle, an electric grinder and supplies to generate income to help his children.
    Aaron
    $900 to go
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  • 22-Senor De Mayo Group
    Bolivia
    22-Senor De Mayo Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy wholesale wool and supply their customers with fabrics at the end of the year.
    Leslie Robertogato
    $2,600 to go
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  • Yan's Group
    Cambodia
    Yan's Group received a loan from Ross to buy fertilizer and pesticide to support her rice farm.
    Ross
    0% repaid
  • Sukriye
    Turkey
    Sukriye received a loan from 2 team members to buy underwear, coverlet sets and blankets to sell.
    Ross Ingrid
    0% repaid
  • Nasreen
    Pakistan
    Nasreen received a loan from Ross to buy needles, leather and other raw material necessary to make footballs (soccer balls).
    Ross
    0% repaid
  • Claudia Lorena
    El Salvador
    Claudia Lorena received a loan from FleaBag to buy pigs to butcher and sell the meat and also to supply the snack bar.
    FleaBag
    $150 to go
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  • Lola
    Tajikistan
    Lola received a loan from FleaBag to buy wood and coal to keep warm her house in winter season.
    FleaBag
    $500 to go
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  • Nancy
    Kenya
    Nancy received a loan from FleaBag to pay for a Masters in Business Administration at the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya.
    FleaBag
    $4,875 to go
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  • Gülafer
    Turkey
    Gülafer received a loan from Ingrid to purchase a deep-freezer.
    Ingrid
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,736
Team Members
$5,526,325
Amount Loaned
165,291
Loans
95.2
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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