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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      

 

Latest Messages  

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Team Activity

  • Maria
    Philippines
    Maria received a loan from stephanie to buy additional inventory like candies, cooking oil, coffee, shampoo, sanitary pads, etc., to sell.
    stephanie
    0% repaid
  • Ikram
    Lebanon
    Ikram received a loan from Evan to pay her child's educational fees.
    Evan
    0% repaid
  • Girumugisha Group
    Burundi
    Girumugisha Group received a loan from Evan to grow his working capital and buy many kilos of rice and palm oil for resale, so he can earn more.
    Evan
    $350 to go
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  • Nyevu
    Kenya
    Nyevu received a loan from Irene buy a freezer for storing milk.
    Irene
    $125 to go
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  • María Rosa
    Ecuador
    María Rosa received a loan from Theo to purchase fabric, zippers, threads and materials for sewing and handicrafts.
    Theo
    0% repaid
  • Fulmala
    India
    Fulmala received a loan from Theo to pay for her son's education expenses.
    Theo
    0% repaid
  • Karin Nehariyen
    Peru
    Karin Nehariyen received a loan from Theo to buy a larger quantity of merchandise in order to increase her business's stock.
    Theo
    $675 to go
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  • Emilfe
    Philippines
    Emilfe received a loan from Tom to purchase merchandise goods such as paper and stationary, and office supplies.
    Tom
    0% repaid
  • Phathang Group
    Lao PDR
    Phathang Group received a loan from Lee (aka Cheetah) to purchase a TerraClear water filter so he can have access to safe drinking water.
    Lee (aka Cheetah)
    0% repaid
  • Twuzuzanye Group
    Rwanda
    Twuzuzanye Group received a loan from Chris to buy more rice, maize and beans for selling.
    Chris
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,824
Team Members
$2,872,025
Amount Loaned
85,863
Loans
47.1
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#8 for New Users (Last Month)
#9 for Amount Loaned (All Time)