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We want to help poor people out of poverty.

About us
This Kiva Team was inspired by edX/MITx Course "The Challenges of Global Poverty" and its accompanying book Poor Economics, written by our professors Esther Duflo and Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee. Please join if you are a student of this course, a student of one the original MIT classes, or just inspired by the book.

We try to find interesting reads about what works and what doesn't, discuss it here and try to lend accordingly.

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Team Activity

  • Ricardo
    Honduras
    Ricardo received a loan from Laura to purchase a solar-powered freezer which will generate more income in his business and will give him the opportunity to provide better customer service.
    Laura
    0% repaid
  • Jonathan Alberto
    Colombia
    Jonathan Alberto received a loan from Dora to buy new chairs and tables and to buy ingredients wholesale so he can get a better price.
    Dora
    8% repaid
  • Irma Luz
    Colombia
    Irma Luz received a loan from Dora to buy a batch of pigs, an electric scale, a set of knives, and plastic bags for packaging the meat.
    Dora
    15% repaid
  • Micaela
    Guatemala
    Micaela received a loan from Laura to buy a plot of land ~250 square meters to farm.
    Laura
    8% repaid
  • Vestine
    Rwanda
    Vestine received a loan from 1 team members to buy equipment to help her in carpentry.
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    16% repaid
  • Yeny Carolina
    El Salvador
    Yeny Carolina received a loan from Anne to purchase soap, detergents, toilet paper, rice and beans.
    Anne
    6% repaid
  • Naa
    Ghana
    Naa received a loan from Astrid to purchase a tank for water storage.
    Astrid
    0% repaid
  • Michael
    South Africa
    Michael received a loan from Astrid to buy a bleeding cone.
    Astrid
    0% repaid
  • Inka Moss
    Peru
    Inka Moss received a loan from Astrid to expand its production and collection capabilities to continue to support the more than 1,500 small farmers in the Andes mountains.
    Astrid
    0% repaid
  • Yory
    Cambodia
    Yory received a loan from Doreen to buy farm supplies like fertilizers, seeds and insecticides.
    Doreen
    4% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

63
Team Members
$12,125
Amount Loaned
467
Loans
7.4
Loans per member