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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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  • Taume
    Taume received a loan from Craig to buy a pickup truck for transportation, lawn mower parts, petrol, boots, safety glasses, and three new lawn mowers.
     Only 4 hours 45 minutes left! 
    $1,275 to go
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  • Svetlana
    Svetlana received a loan from 2 team members to pay for corn seeds and fertilizer for land cultivation and forage for feeding the livestock.
    Erik Grace, Steve, & Vincent
    0% repaid
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous received a loan from 2 team members to expand her business by purchasing an electrical generator, in addition to more equipment, tools and cosmetics that will help her fulfill her clients’ demands.
    Jessica Heather
    $10,300 to go
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  • Orfelina
    Orfelina received a loan from Tim to invest in her business by buying manure for the upkeep of her coffee crops.
    0% repaid
  • Saili
    Saili received a loan from Amy to buy pies, sandwiches, soft drinks, a boiler, coffee, coffee mugs and donuts.
    0% repaid

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#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#4 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#8 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)