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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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  • Mujeres Prudentes Group
    Mujeres Prudentes Group received a loan from 5 team members to purchase the latest shoe styles and meet her customers' demands.
    Dave Janet Bob Craig Mike
     Only 3 days left! 
    $3,225 to go
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  • Zaitoon
    Zaitoon received a loan from Jacobson Family to purchase more animals to increase her sales.
    Jacobson Family
    0% repaid
  • One Voice Group
    Sierra Leone
    One Voice Group received a loan from Diane to buy some cooking ingredients like 2 bags of rice, cooking oil, palm oil, etc for her food production business.
    $1,475 to go
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  • August Group
    Sierra Leone
    August Group received a loan from Diane to buy 10 crates of maltina and 5 crates of assorted drinks.
    $850 to go
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  • Marita
    Marita received a loan from Paula to buy a microphone and other materials needed for her business.
    $250 to go
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  • Faasulu
    Faasulu received a loan from 3 team members to buy barrels of paint, rollers, a new vehicle, gloves, overalls, boots, and new tires.
    Carly Natasha Edith
     Only 3 days left! 
    $2,075 to go
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  • Sondos
    Sondos received a loan from Kathleen to pay the university installment for the coming semester.
    $750 to go
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  • Alfonso
    Alfonso received a loan from Barb & Mike buy 7 pigs and 14 packages of chow to feed them.
    Barb & Mike
    0% repaid
  • Maria Estefania
    Maria Estefania received a loan from 2 team members to buy a large quantity of foam, leather, glue, thread, among others.
    C B FleaBag
    $450 to go
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  • Marie
    Solomon Islands
    Marie received a loan from Joachim a loan of SBD11100. helps Marie buy rice, sugar, canned food, noodle, biscuits and soup for her general store.
    0% repaid

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#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

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