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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

  • Royal
    Royal received a loan from Trevor & Alva to cover his university fees from the first to the fourth year.
    Trevor & Alva
    0% repaid
  • Hana
    Hana received a loan from Sheila to pay her university tuition fees.
    0% repaid
  • Amelia
    Amelia received a loan from Jacobson Family to buy pipes, electrical wire, shelves, lamps, light switches, cement and stones in the area where she is continuing with her renovations.
    Jacobson Family
    $325 to go
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  • Gina
    Gina received a loan from Bob Harris to buy more groceries to sell in her general store.
    Bob Harris
    0% repaid
  • Evelyn
    Evelyn received a loan from Bob Harris to purchase additional sacks of rice to sell.
    Bob Harris
    0% repaid
  • Rosemarie
    Rosemarie received a loan from Bob Harris to buy items to sell like canned goods, cigarettes, home care products and other groceries.
    Bob Harris
    0% repaid
  • Ana Marie
    Ana Marie received a loan from 2 team members to buy ingredients for her food-production business.
    Bob Harris Polina
    $150 to go
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Rankings Across All Teams

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#10 for New Users (All Time)
#4 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#6 for Amount Loaned (This Month)
#5 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)