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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

  • Edelita
    Philippines
    Edelita received a loan from Irene to buy more livestock and sell.
    Irene
    $175 to go
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  • Nasiba
    Tajikistan
    Nasiba received a loan from Tom to buy necessary products for her meals and enlarge the assortment on her menu.
    Tom
    0% repaid
  • Pio Xii Group
    Bolivia
    Pio Xii Group received a loan from Robbie to purchase groceries and school supplies to stock his store and with the profits pay for his son's school expenses.
    Robbie
    $2,475 to go
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  • St. John's Seminary School
    Uganda
    St. John's Seminary School received a loan from Ian to purchase a water filtration system to provide clean drinking water for its students.
    Ian
    0% repaid
  • Agnes
    Rwanda
    Agnes received a loan from 2 team members to buy more empty bottles and crates of beer to sell.
    Jamshed Chris
    0% repaid
  • Berwa Group
    Rwanda
    Berwa Group received a loan from Chris to buy more soap, sugar, salt and cooking oil for selling.
    Chris
    $5,925 to go
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  • Dative
    Rwanda
    Dative received a loan from Chris to buy more stones for building..
    Chris
    $275 to go
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  • Rachel
    Rwanda
    Rachel received a loan from Chris to buy beauty salon equipment to sell.
    Chris
    0% repaid
  • Aline
    Rwanda
    Aline received a loan from Chris to buy more cassava, beans and sorghum to sell.
    Chris
    0% repaid
  • Consessa
    Rwanda
    Consessa received a loan from Chris to have stocks of Irish potatoes for sale.
    Chris
    $175 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,796
Team Members
$2,816,300
Amount Loaned
84,164
Loans
46.9
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#8 for Amount Loaned (All Time)