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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

  • Cristiano
    Mozambique
    Cristiano received a loan from Josh to buy cement, sand and rods to continue building his home.
    Josh
     Only 12 hours 47 minutes left! 
    $400 to go
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  • Robert
    Kenya
    Robert received a loan from Josh to purchase a cow and cow insurance.
    Josh
     Only 12 hours 37 minutes left! 
    $525 to go
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  • Joseph
    Kenya
    Joseph received a loan from Josh to buy a dairy cow.
    Josh
     Only 11 hours 27 minutes left! 
    $150 to go
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  • Anonymous
    Bolivia
    Anonymous received a loan from Josh to pay for the medical treatment of his ex-partner in an oncology center.
    Josh
     Only 57 minutes left! 
    $4,025 to go
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  • Amapolas Group
    Bolivia
    Amapolas Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy book binding materials wholesale.
    Buchanan Family Donna
    $3,075 to go
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  • Evangelina
    Philippines
    Evangelina received a loan from Robert to buy pig feeds, and purchase additional stocks for the store like drinks, and assorted groceries.
    Robert
    $350 to go
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  • Hean's Group
    Cambodia
    Hean's Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy fertilizer for her rice fields so they will produce good yields.
    Trevor & Alva Bob Harris
    0% repaid
  • Marije
    Albania
    Marije received a loan from John to buy a milk cow. Her family falls below the national poverty level.
    John
    $1,150 to go
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  • Akou
    Togo
    Akou received a loan from John to buy twenty bags of charcoal.
    John
    0% repaid
  • Josephine
    Philippines
    Josephine received a loan from 2 team members to purchase additional feeds and vitamins for her pigs.
    Mary Polina
    0% repaid
  • Gerald
    Tanzania
    Gerald received a loan from Mary to buy the fast-selling style of fabrics.
    Mary
    0% repaid
  • Kava
    Samoa
    Kava received a loan from Noreen to buy new wheels, paint color, car seat, air conditioning,.
    Noreen
    $650 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,895
Team Members
$6,193,850
Amount Loaned
190,571
Loans
100.6
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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