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1,528 lending teams in the "Schools" category
  • Aunt Kim's Birthday Gift by Vietnam Initiative Project of Harvard-Westlake School

    Aunt Kim's Birthday Gift by Vietnam Initiative…

    1,069 members have lent $504,350 in 13,840 loans
    Harvard-Westlake School, 3700 Coldwater Canyon Ave Studio City, CA 91604 Category: Schools Team since: Sep, 2013
    We loan because: we want to help those in need. This project is in honor of our Aunt Kim who is battling breast cancer. She is a giving and selfless person, and we are making loans to budding entrepreneurs in extension of that spirit of…
  • Scona Loaners

    Scona Loaners

    174 members have lent $238,500 in 2,805 loans
    Strathcona High School Category: Schools Team since: Nov, 2011
    We loan because: We want to help others write a better story for their lives. We want to leave a powerful legacy that will make a difference in the world.
  • Los Gatos High School

    Los Gatos High School

    48 members have lent $172,625 in 6,420 loans
    Los Gatos High School Category: Schools Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We want to help people throughout the world have a better life.
  • Punahou School

    Punahou School

    118 members have lent $168,275 in 4,959 loans
    Honolulu Category: Schools Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: Microloans are part of lesson of the Senior CapSEEDS course which stands for Social entrepreneurship, Economics, Environment, Deeds of service, and Sustainable solutions. Microloans are encompassed in attributes of the…
  • John Burroughs Team

    John Burroughs Team

    78 members have lent $112,625 in 4,417 loans
    St. Louis Category: Schools Team since: Nov, 2009
    We loan because: John Burroughs School emphasizes the importance of giving back to others. Loaning to independent businesses in other less affluent countries is our way of helping not only the community but also the rest of the world.
  • One Million Dollar Team

    One Million Dollar Team

    77 members have lent $111,775 in 4,204 loans
    Category: Schools Team since: Nov, 2008
    We loan because: Live simply that others may simply live. -Ghandi.

    We must be the change we wish to see in the world. -Ghandi.

    I want to show my students that with the help of others we can loan $1,000,000…
  • The Meadows School MicroBank

    The Meadows School MicroBank

    175 members have lent $104,375 in 545 loans
    Las Vegas, NV Category: Schools Team since: Nov, 2008
    We loan because: As Margaret Mead said, we "never doubt that a small group of committed and dedicated people can change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has."
  • Kiva CCA

    Kiva CCA

    28 members have lent $95,500 in 1,159 loans
    San Diego California Category: Schools Team since: Jan, 2012
    We loan because: We would like to help people to grow their businesses and to improve their communities. And just simply We care.
  • International Students Changing the World

    International Students Changing the World

    8 members have lent $83,600 in 2,642 loans
    Worldwide Category: Schools Team since: Apr, 2011
    We loan because: As responsible world citizens we want sustainable growth and a successful future for all of the planet's inhabitants.