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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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  • Josefina
    Josefina received a loan from Barbara to pay for gardening materials such as wire, baskets and supplies like seeds and fertilizer needed in her business.
    0% repaid
  • Độ
    Độ received a loan from Pete to purchase sand, cement and bricks to build a toilet.
    $375 to go
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  • Lý
    received a loan from Pete to purchase sand, cement, bricks, and equipment to repair her latrine (toilet).
    0% repaid
  • Maher
    Maher received a loan from Pete to pay for his children's school tuition fees.
    $50 to go
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  • Musaenda Group
    Musaenda Group received a loan from Nanja comprara; jitomates, chiles, cebolla, cilantro, zanahorias, chayotes, acelgas, calabacitas, col, lechuga, jícama, plátanos, manzanas.
    $700 to go
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  • Pukuri Ambakiti Group
    Pukuri Ambakiti Group received a loan from 3 team members to buy and plant resin producing pine trees. The resin will be harvested annually, providing income for many years.
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    $36,975 to go
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  • Diego
    Diego received a loan from Byron to buy merchandise for his store.
    $1,225 to go
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  • Buguma Riz Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Buguma Riz Group received a loan from Trisha to pay for plowing and weeding.
    0% repaid
  • Elisha's Group
    Elisha's Group received a loan from Trisha to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.
    0% repaid

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Rankings Across All Teams

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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