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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)

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Team Activity

  • Kosau
    Nigeria
    Kosau received a loan from Jennifer to access high-quality inputs such as fertilizer and seed in order to double income and yield.
    Jennifer
    $0 to go
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  • Jiguisseme F Group
    Mali
    Jiguisseme F Group received a loan from Geoffrey to buy fertilizer, herbicide and pay labour costs for her agricultural business.
    Geoffrey
     Only 2 hours 20 minutes left! 
    $275 to go
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  • Adriel
    Peru
    Adriel received a loan from Ronan purchase ingredients to make chocolates such as cocoa and sugar.
    Ronan
    $1,050 to go
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  • Perlita
    Philippines
    Perlita received a loan from Jen to purchase additional products to sell.
    Jen
    0% repaid
  • Arati
    India
    Arati received a loan from Nadine to purchase more grocery items for her existing grocery shop.
    Nadine
    0% repaid
  • Masite Group
    Tanzania
    Masite Group received a loan from Jamshed to increase shop inventory and to buy soft drinks to meet her customers' demand.
    Jamshed
    $1,950 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,712
Team Members
$2,477,200
Amount Loaned
73,514
Loans
42.9
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#10 for New Users (All Time)
#7 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#10 for Amount Loaned (This Month)
#10 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)