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We loan because...
we naively believed that "loans could change lives" for the better. In fact, high-interest loans often change lives for the worse or simply stop people escaping poverty and becoming financially independent.

About us
This group is now changing. It is against funding high-interest loans and wants Kiva to shift its model to facilitate savings by the poor. I.e. Use our funds to make savings more accessible, safer, lower-cost and higher-yield (e.g. matching funds).

To the original members, please feel free to leave the group if you aren't happy with this change. New members, please only join if you agree with the above.

Location: Melbourne      

 

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Team Activity

  • George's Group
    Kenya
    George's Group received a loan from Keith to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • James' Group
    Kenya
    James' Group received a loan from Keith to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize, as well as a solar light.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Patrick's Group
    Kenya
    Patrick's Group received a loan from Keith to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve maize harvests.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Uchrakhbayar
    Mongolia
    Uchrakhbayar received a loan from Keith to buy a wardrobe, chairs, and a dinner table.
    Keith
    13% repaid
  • Yowasi
    Uganda
    Yowasi received a loan from Keith to buy general merchandise to sell such soap, bread and mineral water.
    Keith
    20% repaid
  • John
    Uganda
    John received a loan from Keith to buy more maize to sell.
    Keith
    25% repaid
  • Emmanuel
    Uganda
    Emmanuel received a loan from Keith to buy more maize to sell.
    Keith
    25% repaid
  • Stephen
    Uganda
    Stephen received a loan from Keith to buy sand and cement to plaster his house and kitchen.
    Keith
    22% repaid
  • Zacharia's Group
    Kenya
    Zacharia's Group received a loan from Keith to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • No
    Cambodia
    No received a loan from Keith to pay for her house renovation.
    Keith
    4% repaid
  • Azarias
    Mozambique
    Azarias received a loan from Keith to buy stone, cement, iron and wire to continue building his house.
    Keith
    30% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

49
Team Members
$17,050
Amount Loaned
510
Loans
10.4
Loans per member