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We loan because...
We care about people striving to enhance their economic self-sufficiency and wish to support their entrepreneurial endeavors. It just takes one small step by each of us lending on kiva. Together we can make it easier for hard working people to get the much-needed capital to sustain and grow their business. We feel blessed to be able to support the aspirations of so many loan recipients who persevere tenaciously for a better quality of life with dignity. Kudos to Kiva.org that allows us to connect for this common cause.

About us
In our team, we have a vision to change lives in novel ways. Our team's origin began with a Kiva Card (gift certificate) whose recipient founded this team. Inspired by Kiva Fellow, Jessica Heinzelman's talk, our founder dreamed to take us on a cruise, beyond the realm of lending targets and team statistics. Frequent & occasional lenders are free to choose who to lend to, how much and when in an amiable team ambience nurtured by Kiva Fellows, Kiva Editor & Translators, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, workers, retired people, families, parent + kid(s), students, teachers, and professionals. Our diversity & portfolio enable our discovery of social values inherent in the Kiva micro-lending ecosystem whose issues we debate objectively. Experienced members are gratified to enhance our grasp of nuances in lending. We wish to work with volunteers in the team, Kiva Friends, kivafriends.org and our supporters to engage in activities that promote Kiva. Our journey to strengthen and grow the Kiva ecosystem has room for more. JOIN NOW, and check out our team, to convince yourself that it can be your team too.

LINKS TO SEE ALSO:
1. Kiva Updates:www.kiva.org/updates/kiva
2. KF Blogs:www.kiva.org/updates/fellows

(Thanks Anh D Pham for letting LOTUS team on Kiva to use the exquisite image of the lotus flower you photographed in Vietnam)

Location: Global      

 

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Team Activity

  • Mariatu
    Sierra Leone
    Mariatu received a loan from moira to purchase sardines, Peak milk, sugar, and toilet rolls for resale.
    moira
    0% repaid
  • Hoeurn
    Cambodia
    Hoeurn received a loan from Jens to pay for hiring laborers.
    Jens
    0% repaid
  • Rangina
    Afghanistan
    Rangina received a loan from Jan to buy 9 sewing machines that will increase productivity and to provide safer transportation to the female workers.
    Jan
    0% repaid
  • Maria Elcy
    Colombia
    Maria Elcy received a loan from Ann to buy an oven to sell baked goods.
    Ann
     Only 3 days left! 
    $725 to go
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  • Gracelyn
    Philippines
    Gracelyn received a loan from Ann to purchase fishing equipment, including hooks and nets, to catch more fish to sell.
    Ann
    0% repaid
  • Candelaria De Dolores
    El Salvador
    Candelaria De Dolores received a loan from Ann to invest in drinks, oil, eggs, candies, bread etc. for her store. She will also purchase hemp, cord, varnish, and other materials for carpentry.
    Ann
    0% repaid
  • Silvia Rosa
    Colombia
    Silvia Rosa received a loan from Ann to buy chairs, tables and ingredients for her recipes.
    Ann
     Only 2 days left! 
    $275 to go
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  • Edwin Jose
    Nicaragua
    Edwin Jose received a loan from Irene to buy construction materials so he can install a floor in his house, because the current on is made of earth.
    Irene
    $300 to go
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  • Henri
    Rwanda
    Henri received a loan from Brett to purchase 10 mobile solar powered kiosks.
    Brett
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,741
Team Members
$2,595,150
Amount Loaned
77,272
Loans
44.4
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#7 for Amount Loaned (All Time)