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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

  • Birthday Group
    Lebanon
    Birthday Group received a loan from 1 team members to send money to her family back in the Philippines, to cover their increasing living expenses.
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    0% repaid
  • María Auxiliadora Group
    Paraguay
    María Auxiliadora Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy candy, varied drinks, and items for making food to sell.
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  • Djamanadia Group
    Mali
    Djamanadia Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy food ingredients for resale.
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  • Leonidas Group
    Nicaragua
    Leonidas Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy fruits and vegetables.
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  • Ke Ohe Awomli Group
    Ghana
    Ke Ohe Awomli Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy newspapers in Accra to sell to his customers.
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  • Mico Salasala Group
    Tanzania
    Mico Salasala Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy a stock of fish for her business.
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  • Ukweli Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Ukweli Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy 85 liters of yogurt.
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  • Micaela Bastidas Group
    Peru
    Micaela Bastidas Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy rice, sugar and milk, among other things.
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  • White 2 (2) Group
    Congo
    White 2 (2) Group received a loan from 1 team members to be able to purchase additional chicken, beef, and other meats for his butcher's shop and add a small drinks area to his video game room.
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  • Juana
    Bolivia
    Juana received a loan from Laura expand her pineapple farm.
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Impact   Updated Hourly

59
Team Members
$8,525
Amount Loaned
328
Loans
5.6
Loans per member