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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

  • Shkelqim
    Kosovo
    Shkelqim received a loan from jason to renovate the family house.
    jason
    0% repaid
  • Christopher
    United States
    Christopher received a loan from jason to purchase necessary equipment, including a power washer, power generator, vacuum, water tank, and soaps, as well as to pay licensing costs.
    jason
    0% repaid
  • Raeda
    Jordan
    Raeda received a loan from Keith to buy more clothes to sell.
    Keith
    13% repaid
  • Dung
    Vietnam
    Dung received a loan from Keith to buy dried fish to sell.
    Keith
    5% repaid
  • Estella
    Philippines
    Estella received a loan from Keith to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business.
    Keith
    12% repaid
  • Foa'ad
    Palestine
    Foa'ad received a loan from Keith to build the kitchen again, install pipelines and windows.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Keri Group
    Mexico
    Keri Group received a loan from Keith to buy and plant resin producing pine trees – the resin will be harvested annually, providing income for many years.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Salomat
    Tajikistan
    Salomat received a loan from Pete to buy mineral fertilizers and fuel and to pay for rental workers.
    Pete
    14% repaid
  • Anapenina
    Samoa
    Anapenina received a loan from 1 team members to buy two new lawn mowers, spark plugs and new boots.
    Default lender image
    21% repaid
  • Lat
    Cambodia
    Lat received a loan from 1 team members to build a small biogas digester.
    Default lender image
    100% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

47
Team Members
$16,725
Amount Loaned
497
Loans
10.6
Loans per member