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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

  • Ibtissam
    Lebanon
    Ibtissam received a loan from SMistry to pay the last installment of her children’s school fees.
    SMistry
    $425 to go
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  • Sammy
    Kenya
    Sammy received a loan from Ingrid to buy a dairy cow.
    Ingrid
     Only 23 minutes left! 
    $475 to go
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  • Hanta
    Madagascar
    Hanta received a loan from 2 team members to buy sheets, towels, socks, and peuches.
    Bernd Ryan
    0% repaid
  • Edith
    Uganda
    Edith received a loan from Edith to buy bags of sugar, boxes of soap, cooking oil and crates of soda.
    Edith
    0% repaid
  • Valentina
    Bolivia
    Valentina received a loan from 2 team members to invest in the purchase of improved seeds.
    Jacobson Family Cheryl
     Only 1 day left! 
    $475 to go
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  • Gulpasha
    Kyrgyzstan
    Gulpasha received a loan from 3 team members to purchase one cow for fattening and resale.
    Jacobson Family Julie Moncton Diane
    0% repaid
  • Khamphai Group
    Lao PDR
    Khamphai Group received a loan from Ryan to purchase TerraClear water filters so they can have access to safe drinking water.
    Ryan
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,874
Team Members
$6,108,350
Amount Loaned
187,425
Loans
100.0
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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