Kiva Lending Team: Friends of Bob Harris
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.
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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Valentine received a loan from Jacobson Family to buy fertilizer and support labor costs, during maize production.$1,200 to goLend Now
Tulibamu Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy vegetables for her business and also buy a piece of land.$1,475 to goLend Now
Oktavianus received a loan from Robert to introduce simple, life-saving technologies such as solar lamps, water filters and clean cookstoves to his community.$375 to goLend Now
$4,825 to goLend Now
$1,150 to goLend Now
$675 to goLend Now
$350 to goLend Now
$1,150 to goLend Now
Outifafa Group received a loan from Robert to buy plantains, cassava, vegetables and coco-yams so that she can sell enough to take care of her children.$4,125 to goLend Now
$2,625 to goLend Now
Bouramanding's Group received a loan from Robert to buy bags of lemons from other villagers and to pay for the delivery costs of her watermelon crop to the regional market.$3,775 to goLend Now
$525 to goLend Now
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|#4 for Amount Loaned (All Time)|
|#6 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)|
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|#6 for New Users (Last Month)|
|#3 for Amount Loaned (All Time)|
|#6 for Amount Loaned (This Month)|
|#4 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)|
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