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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

  • Flo
    Samoa
    Flo received a loan from Laura to buy rolling materials, paint colors, paint brushes, elei designs, containers, and a printing machine.
    Laura
    0% repaid
  • Sally
    Kenya
    Sally received a loan from Anne to buy additional poultry.
    Anne
    0% repaid
  • Chea
    Cambodia
    Chea received a loan from Doreen to buy pigs.
    Doreen
    0% repaid
  • Media Luna Group
    Bolivia
    Media Luna Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy plastic goods in bulk so that she can satisfy the seasonal demand.
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    27% repaid
  • Los G Group
    Mexico
    Los G Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy water, beans, rice, soup, sugar, ham, cheese, yogurt, cookies, Sabrita snacks, candy, and soft drinks.
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    12% repaid
  • Santiago
    Peru
    Santiago received a loan from Laura purchase wood like cedar and oak and other woods, as well as buying more tools for the business.
    Laura
    0% repaid
  • Shafiu
    Nigeria
    Shafiu received a loan from Corinne to buy food and clothing for his family, thereby eliminating pressure to sell corn for low prices at harvest.
    Corinne
    0% repaid
  • Lucena
    Philippines
    Lucena received a loan from Astrid to purchase new nets, foams, and other fishing accessories.
    Astrid
    12% repaid
  • Godfrey
    Uganda
    Godfrey received a loan from Astrid to buy fertilizers.
    Astrid
    16% repaid
  • Gulchehra
    Tajikistan
    Gulchehra received a loan from Astrid to purchase fuel for the tractor and pay for the tractor service in order to plant her winter crop.
    Astrid
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

61
Team Members
$10,375
Amount Loaned
401
Loans
6.6
Loans per member