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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

  • Haliye
    Turkey
    Haliye received a loan from Patricia to buy fabric and lace in bulk for making trousseaux.
    Patricia
    0% repaid
  • Hania
    Palestine
    Hania received a loan from Patricia to cover the cost of a surgical procedure.
    Patricia
    $1,875 to go
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  • Alfa Group
    Lebanon
    Alfa Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy necessary foodstuff to increase her production.
    Patricia Patti
    $250 to go
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  • Jevevive
    Cameroon
    Jevevive received a loan from Sue to buy threads, a sewing machine, and material to make dresses.
    Sue
    0% repaid
  • Jacob
    Timor-Leste
    Jacob received a loan from Barbara to buy a muddy (small boat).
    Barbara
    0% repaid
  • Tumema
    Samoa
    Tumema received a loan from 3 team members to buy a sack of sugar, plastic bags, ice bag, coolio, container, and freezer.
    Eric Whitney Delphine & kids
    0% repaid
  • 16 De Julio Group
    Bolivia
    16 De Julio Group received a loan from 7 team members to buy potato and chuño wholesale.
    Beth Julie Moncton Dana Amy Angus John Benjamin
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,895
Team Members
$6,198,325
Amount Loaned
190,747
Loans
100.7
Loans per member

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)
#10 for Amount Loaned (This Month)
#6 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)