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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

  • Nicolas
    Philippines
    Nicolas received a loan from Laura to buy another "Videoke" machine for added income to help with his granchildren's school expenses.
    Laura
    0% repaid
  • Nelli
    Armenia
    Nelli received a loan from Astrid to purchase cucumber seeds, fertilizer, windows for the greenhouse, and some pesticides.
    Astrid
    0% repaid
  • Hay
    Cambodia
    Hay received a loan from Doreen to buy fertilizers.
    Doreen
    0% repaid
  • Mary
    Uganda
    Mary received a loan from Rebecca to buy syrups, injections, vaccines and tablets.
    Rebecca
    0% repaid
  • Bozorgul
    Tajikistan
    Bozorgul received a loan from Raph to buy three steers to start her own business.
    Raph
    6% repaid
  • Gabriela
    Mexico
    Gabriela received a loan from Ronan to buy ingredients in bulk in order to prepare meals.
    Ronan
    16% repaid
  • Senidjeni 2 Group
    Mali
    Senidjeni 2 Group received a loan from Astrid to buy fertilizer, herbicides and pay labour costs for her agricultural business.
    Astrid
    0% repaid
  • Peter
    Philippines
    Peter received a loan from 1 team members to cover motorcycle maintenance costs and to buy new tires in order to replace the old and used tires.
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    0% repaid
  • El Triunfo Group
    Nicaragua
    El Triunfo Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy food products such as: bread, Nicaraguan pastries (picos, cachos, semitas), pineapple cake, cakes, ladyfingers, pudding.
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    16% repaid
  • Luz Melissa
    Peru
    Luz Melissa received a loan from Dora to buy a laptop for personal use.
    Dora
    14% repaid
  • Chhon
    Cambodia
    Chhon received a loan from Dora to build a bathroom.
    Dora
    11% repaid
  • Keleka
    Samoa
    Keleka received a loan from Laura to buy rolls of material, a new sewing machine, needles, thread and a new pair of scissors.
    Laura
    11% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

59
Team Members
$9,200
Amount Loaned
355
Loans
6.0
Loans per member