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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

  • Salomat
    Tajikistan
    Salomat received a loan from Pete to buy mineral fertilizers and fuel and to pay for rental workers.
    Pete
    0% repaid
  • Anapenina
    Samoa
    Anapenina received a loan from 1 team members to buy two new lawn mowers, spark plugs and new boots.
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    $225 to go
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  • Lat
    Cambodia
    Lat received a loan from 1 team members to build a small biogas digester.
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    0% repaid
  • Tumaini  A Group
    Tanzania
    Tumaini A Group received a loan from Keith to buy better wood to make good doors and to buy normal wood for roofing purposes.
    Keith
    10% repaid
  • Salim
    Iraq
    Salim received a loan from Keith to pay for his son's school expenses.
    Keith
    10% repaid
  • Zahra
    Lebanon
    Zahra received a loan from Mark to buy a refrigerator for her shop and increase her business merchandise with new products.
    Mark
    6% repaid
  • Nurzada
    Kyrgyzstan
    Nurzada received a loan from Mark to purchase fertilizers and cultivate the land to grow vegetables for sale.
    Mark
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

47
Team Members
$16,400
Amount Loaned
487
Loans
10.4
Loans per member