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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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  • Lazaro Ramon
    Nicaragua
    Lazaro Ramon received a loan from Craig improve the infrastructure of his home.
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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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    16% repaid
  • Djamanadia Group
    Mali
    Djamanadia Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy food ingredients for resale.
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    16% repaid
  • Leonidas Group
    Nicaragua
    Leonidas Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy fruits and vegetables.
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    30% repaid
  • 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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    12% repaid
  • 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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    6% repaid
  • 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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    29% repaid
  • 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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    23% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

59
Team Members
$8,600
Amount Loaned
331
Loans
5.6
Loans per member