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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

  • Naa
    Ghana
    Naa received a loan from Astrid to purchase a tank for water storage.
    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
    $47,950 to go
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  • Michael
    South Africa
    Michael received a loan from Astrid to buy a bleeding cone.
    Astrid
    0% repaid
  • Yory
    Cambodia
    Yory received a loan from Doreen to buy farm supplies like fertilizers, seeds and insecticides.
    Doreen
    $1,150 to go
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  • Twisungane Group
    Rwanda
    Twisungane Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy more clothes for tailoring.
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    0% repaid
  • Aamir Haider
    Peru
    Aamir Haider received a loan from Laura to pay diploma fees at his institute.
    Laura
    0% repaid
  • Edwin
    Bolivia
    Edwin received a loan from Laura to buy molds to make piggy banks for wholesale and export.
    Laura
    0% repaid
  • Rahat
    Kyrgyzstan
    Rahat received a loan from Astrid to buy two cows and 10 sheep to increase the size of her herd.
    Astrid
    0% repaid
  • Uzma Hanif
    Pakistan
    Uzma Hanif received a loan from Astrid to buy a solar lighting system for her business.
    Astrid
    0% repaid
  • Mecilinda
    Philippines
    Mecilinda received a loan from 1 team members to pay for grocery items, toiletries and beverages needed in her business.
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    13% repaid
  • Twegerane Group
    Rwanda
    Twegerane Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy more sugar, salt, and cooking oil to sell.
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    25% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

62
Team Members
$11,875
Amount Loaned
459
Loans
7.4
Loans per member