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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

  • Karla Elizabeth
    Nicaragua
    Karla Elizabeth received a loan from 2 team members to buy basic materials such as iron, copper, lead and silver.
    C B John
    $425 to go
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  • Anonymous
    El Salvador
    Anonymous received a loan from Ingrid to pay for cement, sand, bricks, iron, and labor in order to build a security wall.
    Ingrid
     Only 1 minute left! 
    $350 to go
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  • Luzel
    Philippines
    Luzel received a loan from Jacobson Family to purchase additional livestock, feed, and vitamins for her business.
    Jacobson Family
    0% repaid
  • Maksumzan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Maksumzan received a loan from Stephen to purchase a steer for fattening and subsequent resale.
    Stephen
    0% repaid
  • Anonymous
    El Salvador
    Anonymous received a loan from Ingrid to purchase cement, sand, and ceramic tile, and to pay for labor.
    Ingrid
    0% repaid
  • Luca
    South Sudan
    Luca received a loan from Ingrid to buy charcoal to sell.
    Ingrid
    0% repaid
  • Wyrga Hajaniony
    Madagascar
    Wyrga Hajaniony received a loan from Ingrid to buy green beans, beans, bananas, mangoes, and dried fish.
    Ingrid
    0% repaid
  • Clarisse
    Madagascar
    Clarisse received a loan from Ingrid to buy clothing, secondhand toys, and phone prepaid credits for her thrift store.
    Ingrid
    0% repaid
  • Rony Ivan
    El Salvador
    Rony Ivan received a loan from Ronan to buy mobile phones and display cabinets for exhibiting his products.
    Ronan
    $475 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,835
Team Members
$5,798,600
Amount Loaned
175,612
Loans
95.7
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#9 for Amount Loaned (This Month)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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