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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

  • Ndue Gjin
    Albania
    Ndue Gjin received a loan from 8 team members to prepare the soil for spring planting.
    Patte Bob Harris W. Redd Katt Rick Diane Edith Steve Christie
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    $250 to go
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  • Ruth
    Kenya
    Ruth received a loan from Tyler to buy more stock of ingredients for making ice cream.
    Tyler
    $200 to go
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  • Radzhabmoh
    Tajikistan
    Radzhabmoh received a loan from 2 team members to buy construction materials.
    Donald John
    $150 to go
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  • Mehdi
    Azerbaijan
    Mehdi received a loan from Donald to repair the cows' stall and increase business, so that in the future he can get married and build a house.
    Donald
    $1,175 to go
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  • Jamilya
    Tajikistan
    Jamilya received a loan from Donald to purchase fabrics, thread and other necessary things for sewing.
    Donald
    $350 to go
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  • Elmir
    Azerbaijan
    Elmir received a loan from Donald to buy a fitness machine and expand his business.
    Donald
    $900 to go
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  • Shahin
    Azerbaijan
    Shahin received a loan from Donald to payment for his children's kindergarten.
    Donald
    $200 to go
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  • Ricardo
    Peru
    Ricardo received a loan from Donald to buy fertilizers to maintain his coffee plantation.
    Donald
    $225 to go
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  • Turan
    Azerbaijan
    Turan received a loan from Donald to repair tools and increase business.
    Donald
    $800 to go
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  • Adil
    Azerbaijan
    Adil received a loan from Donald to buy enough hay and vaccinations for his sheep.
    Donald
     Only 1 day left! 
    $150 to go
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  • Fariza
    Tajikistan
    Fariza received a loan from Don to finish building her house.
    Don
    0% repaid
  • Anonymous
    El Salvador
    Anonymous received a loan from Ingrid to buy more bananas wholesale.
    Ingrid
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,835
Team Members
$5,797,100
Amount Loaned
175,552
Loans
95.7
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#8 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)