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UPDATE #5 - We're well on our way to $30,000. In January 2014, we hit a milestone of 1000 loans. Please join us! (1/18/14)

UPDATE #4 - What a great Lending Team! We surpassed the $20,000 goal in early June 2012, well before my birthday. On to $25K... (6/15/12)

UPDATE #3 - W passed the $15,000 goal well before my birthday! Whoohooo! In two years the team has raised over $15,150 - making a difference in lives around the world. Thank you!

UPDATE #2 - We hit the 10K goal in September 2010. Now we're on to $15,000. Join the team, make a loan and make a difference in an entrepreneur's life today!

UPDATE: Though the OFFICIAL challenge ended last June, the team continues to thrive and loan to entrepreneurs around the world. We surpassed our goal in October, 2009. Our current goal is $10,000 in loans.

Please join us and continue the good work this team is doing.
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In celebration of my 50th birthday, my goal is to attract $5,000 in loans = 200 loans @ $25 (or more!). I'm a huge fan of Kiva and as an entrepreneur it's important to me to give back where and when I can. As part of an online community of entrepreneurs, my hope is that my colleagues will join me in this endeavor to help others who don't have the resources we have access to so they can build their businesses and changes the lives of the people they touch.

About us
Passionate entrepreneurs who have big hearts and desire to help others succeed. Get more details about the Challenge and watch my video at the link below.

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Team Activity

  • Carlos Luis
    Costa Rica
    Carlos Luis received a loan from Pamela to buy inputs to attend his coffee plantation.
  • Maria Dolor
    Maria Dolor received a loan from Lorenda to pay for additional supplies and merchandise products such as clothing, footwear, undergarments, and cosmetics.
  • Luise
    Luise received a loan from Lorenda to buy a measuring tape, a new pair of scissors, a new sewing machine, thread, needles and material.
  • Farkhnda Bhatti
    Farkhnda Bhatti received a loan from Laurie to procure raw materials for her business such as laces, buttons, threads, and artificial gems.
  • Saima
    Saima received a loan from Denise Wakeman to buy more beauty products for her beauty parlor, including lotions, makeup kits and lightening creams, to cater to a large number of customers efficiently.
    Denise Wakeman
  • Elis
    United States
    Elis received a loan from Darlene which helps to establish my cafe.
  • Natalie
    United States
    Natalie received a loan from Peg which helps offer more life-changing volunteer trips to China and supply college students with valuable international internship experience.
  • Brian
    United States
    Brian received a loan from Jill which helps repeat Kiva borrower expand organic farm with larger greenhouse, more parking, and enhance farmers market presence.
  • Kiwa Life
    Kiwa Life received a loan from Eric Fraterman to pay 600 farming families 100% above market prices while paying respect to indigenous Andean crops.
    Eric Fraterman
  • Fany
    Fany received a loan from Denise Wakeman to buy breeding guinea pigs and rabbits, as well as expand the shed where she raises them.
    Denise Wakeman
  • Joel
    Joel received a loan from Merideth to buy a plot of land for construction.

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