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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

  • Satta
    Liberia
    Satta received a loan from Anne to purchase more clothes and shoes for her business.
    Anne
    0% repaid
  • Herberton
    Rwanda
    Herberton received a loan from Tonya to purchase 5 hectares of land so that they can start a new poultry farm.
    Tonya
    0% repaid
  • Mohammad
    Palestine
    Mohammad received a loan from Selman to buy meat and a refrigerator for his store.
    Selman
    0% repaid
  • Namita
    India
    Namita received a loan from Megan to purchase potato seeds and necessary farm supplies for cultivation of potatoes.
    Megan
    0% repaid
  • Sidi
    Mauritania
    Sidi received a loan from Astrid to replace diesel power generators with solar plants for uninterrupted access to clean water.
    Astrid
    0% repaid
  • Bizoza Group
    Burundi
    Bizoza Group received a loan from Raph to buy a large quantity of tapioca.
    Raph
    0% repaid
  • Rosa Alberto
    Mozambique
    Rosa Alberto received a loan from Raph to purchase construction supplies (cement, metal sheets, beams and sand) so that she can start building rooms for renting out.
    Raph
    0% repaid
  • Andres Mauricio
    Colombia
    Andres Mauricio received a loan from Laurie to cover the costs of applying to masters programs in finance.
    Laurie
    0% repaid
  • Anusara
    Thailand
    Anusara received a loan from David to purchase materials and also be able to pay assistants to help her.
    David
    0% repaid
  • Vicente
    Nicaragua
    Vicente received a loan from Laura to buy plants and supplies for coffee renewal.
    Laura
    0% repaid
  • Weedor
    Liberia
    Weedor received a loan from Anne to purchase salt, pepper, maggi cub, palm oil, imported oil, and rice for her business.
    Anne
    10% repaid
  • Mervin
    Philippines
    Mervin received a loan from Astrid to purchase fertilizer.
    Astrid
    8% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

57
Team Members
$7,575
Amount Loaned
294
Loans
5.2
Loans per member

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