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1,608 lending teams in the "Colleges/Universities" category
  • UT Students for South America

    UT Students for South America

    1 members have lent $44,175 in 1,646 loans
    Austin, TX Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Aug, 2009
    We loan because: UT Students for South America was started so that students could have the opportunity to help alleviate poverty in the world simply by leasing an apartment or condo near the University of Texas at Austin. Skylight…
  • University of Washington

    University of Washington

    200 members have lent $43,750 in 1,462 loans
    Seattle, Washington Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: This is a great way for a small individual effort have a huge impact for positive change and growth. Through microfinance and small-credit loans, we give others around the world the chance to realize their potential…
  • MIT

    MIT

    99 members have lent $43,050 in 1,544 loans
    Cambridge, MA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Aug, 2008
  • Xavier University

    Xavier University

    14 members have lent $42,925 in 1,706 loans
    The Xavier Nation is Global Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: we are living out the Jesuit tradition of being men and women for others.
  • University of Illinois

    University of Illinois

    134 members have lent $42,350 in 1,472 loans
    Urbana - Champaign, IL Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We're better than other schools.
  • Iowa State University

    Iowa State University

    69 members have lent $41,575 in 1,558 loans
    Ames, IA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We care
  • Brown University

    Brown University

    52 members have lent $40,500 in 1,157 loans
    Providence, RI Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Oct, 2008
    We loan because: we believe that micro-credit lending should not be restricted to large institutions, but is an initiative that students should understand and strive to be a part of.
  • MIchigan State University

    MIchigan State University

    130 members have lent $39,150 in 1,425 loans
    East Lansing, MI USA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We want to give back!
  • The George Washington University (GW)

    The George Washington University (GW)

    200 members have lent $39,000 in 1,523 loans
    Washington, DC Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Oct, 2008
    We loan because: It's important to help people without access to conventional banks acquire funding for their businesses. This enables their society to grow, their economy to grow, and their prosperity to increase.
  • University of Alabama

    University of Alabama

    52 members have lent $38,500 in 1,517 loans
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008