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1,200 lending teams in the "Religious Congregations" category
  • Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

    4,287 members have lent $2,429,175 in 85,077 loans
    Earth Category: Religious Congregations Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: "Thou shalt share, that none may seek without funding." A nod to VII. of “RANDOM NUMBER OF NOT COMMANDMENTS, SUGGESTIONS" in the LOOSE CANON:
  • Kiva Mormons

    Kiva Mormons

    1,702 members have lent $2,258,800 in 74,098 loans
    Worldwide Category: Religious Congregations Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: "A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race." ~ Joseph Smith
  • Kiva Baha'is

    Kiva Baha'is

    473 members have lent $1,915,400 in 11,162 loans
    Worldwide Category: Religious Congregations Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Baha'u'llah told us to "Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an…
  • Catholic Kiva

    Catholic Kiva

    1,735 members have lent $1,720,425 in 59,760 loans
    Worldwide Category: Religious Congregations Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: It is the right thing to do.
  • Kiva Muslims

    Kiva Muslims

    1,212 members have lent $1,130,600 in 39,372 loans
    Dunya Category: Religious Congregations Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: 002.271 Yusuf Ali Translation:
    If ye disclose (acts of) charity, even so it is well, but if ye conceal them, and make them reach those (really) in need, that is best for you: It will remove from you some of your…
  • Kiva Buddhists

    Kiva Buddhists

    815 members have lent $833,175 in 27,574 loans
    Here. Now. Category: Religious Congregations Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We water seeds of awakening.
  • Unitarian Universalists

    Unitarian Universalists

    820 members have lent $652,250 in 19,800 loans
    worldwide Category: Religious Congregations Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: We believe in:
    **The inherent worth and dignity of every person
    **Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
    **Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our…
  • Episcopal Church in the United States

    Episcopal Church in the United States

    382 members have lent $636,575 in 20,384 loans
    North America Category: Religious Congregations Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and believe in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.
  • Woodlands

    Woodlands

    52 members have lent $549,425 in 19,658 loans
    Bristol, UK Category: Religious Congregations Team since: Aug, 2009
    We loan because: we want to help the Poorest , and most Persecuted People God loves.
  • Kiva Jews

    Kiva Jews

    781 members have lent $496,850 in 14,489 loans
    Worldwide Category: Religious Congregations Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Tikkun Olam - making the world a better place.