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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

  • Nicanor Llarea Group
    Peru
    Nicanor Llarea Group received a loan from 4 team members to purchase supplies, such as cooking oil, rice and other items.
    Polina W. Redd Katt Danny Aaron
    $1,725 to go
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  • Fauto Bladimir
    El Salvador
    Fauto Bladimir received a loan from W. Redd Katt to buy a cow who has just given birth and clean his pastures.
    W. Redd Katt
    0% repaid
  • Vuoch Sreang
    Cambodia
    Vuoch Sreang received a loan from 2 team members to build a hygienic latrine.
    W. Redd Katt Thomas
    $0 to go
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  • Lesbia Maribel
    Nicaragua
    Lesbia Maribel received a loan from 2 team members to buy mobile phones for her business.
    W. Redd Katt Chantelle
     Only 3 days left! 
    $600 to go
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  • Massavo Group
    Benin
    Massavo Group received a loan from 4 team members to buy fabric and wheat flour.
    W. Redd Katt Jacobson Family howard and maureen Aaron
     Only 18 hours 11 minutes left! 
    $2,100 to go
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  • Marie Carmelle
    Haiti
    Marie Carmelle received a loan from 2 team members to purchase a new generator and food products.
    W. Redd Katt Jacobson Family
    $675 to go
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  • Anselma
    Nicaragua
    Anselma received a loan from W. Redd Katt to buy construction materials: wood, zinc, nails, and to pay for labor costs.
    W. Redd Katt
    0% repaid
  • Andrey
    Ukraine
    Andrey received a loan from 2 team members to purchase a piece of land to further expand his farming business.
    Chris JT, Carol, Dan & Allison
    $1,750 to go
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  • Anita
    United States
    Anita received a loan from Chris to complete the final stages of construction and open her restaurant.
    Chris
    $7,500 to go
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  • Mavjuda
    Tajikistan
    Mavjuda received a loan from SMistry to buy fabrics for increasing her working capital.
    SMistry
    $175 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,697
Team Members
$5,259,700
Amount Loaned
156,461
Loans
92.2
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#5 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#6 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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