Kiva Lending Team: Green Oranges Book Club
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This team grew out of the Supporting Younger Borrowers team and is a place for us to meet to talk about books, particularly books that help us better to understand the borrowers and countries to whom we lend.
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The following are the books that have already been read by the group – due to the free-spirited natures of the members of this group combined with their unending ability to be sidetracked by other books and side discussions along the way, there has not been set times for reading/discussing books.
(8) The International Bank of Bob by Bob Harris
(7) The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah (Iran)
(6) The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana)
(5) Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristoff & Sheryl WuDunn (worldwide)
(4) King Peggy by Peggielene Bartels & Eleanor Herman (Ghana)
(3) The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb (Vietnam)
(2) Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh)
(1) Green Oranges on Lion Mountain by Emily Joy (Sierra Leone)
I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey by Izzeldin Abuelaish
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Hospital by the River by Dr. Catherine Hamlin
Frontier Justice- The Global Refugee Crisis by Andy Lamey
The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz
Revolution Baby by Saffia Farr
Closing the Food Gap by Mark Winne
Desert Flower by Waris Dirie
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
Replenishing the Earth by Wangari Matthai
Little Princes by Conor Grennan
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen and David Renin
Three Cups of Deceit by Jon Krakauer
Damned Nations by Dr. Samantha Nutt
Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee
What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggars
The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam
The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara
The Rugmaker of Maza-e-Sharif by Najaf Mazari
The Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson
The Hundred Year Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs
The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
Location: All over the world
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Marilou received a loan from 2 team members to purchase more raw ingredients.
Concesa received a loan from joo to purchase additional ingredients like flour, margarine, sugar, milk, etc.
Rafat received a loan from Patricia to buy more products, like grocery products, and transfer them to the local traders.
Ahmad received a loan from Patricia to buy a new machine for his workshop which will allow him to expand it and hire another laborer to help him.
Mohamed received a loan from Dave to purchase more rubber bowls, buckets and food containers for resale.
Augustine C.'s Group received a loan from Dave to buy house building materials such as iron corrugated sheets, sand, nails, cements, etc. for the construction of a dwelling house for his family.
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