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1,582 lending teams in the "Colleges/Universities" category
  • University of Washington

    University of Washington

    193 members have lent $40,250 in 1,357 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…
  • Xavier University

    Xavier University

    14 members have lent $40,000 in 1,590 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

    130 members have lent $39,075 in 1,382 loans
    Urbana - Champaign, IL Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We're better than other schools.
  • Brown University

    Brown University

    51 members have lent $38,550 in 1,085 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.
  • MIT

    MIT

    97 members have lent $38,425 in 1,361 loans
    Cambridge, MA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Aug, 2008
  • Kansas State University

    Kansas State University

    57 members have lent $36,925 in 732 loans
    Manhattan, Kansas Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: The K State family is always willing to lend a hand at home or abroad.
  • MIchigan State University

    MIchigan State University

    124 members have lent $36,775 in 1,347 loans
    East Lansing, MI USA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We want to give back!
  • Iowa State University

    Iowa State University

    69 members have lent $36,675 in 1,371 loans
    Ames, IA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We care
  • University of Alabama

    University of Alabama

    51 members have lent $36,300 in 1,429 loans
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
  • The George Washington University (GW)

    The George Washington University (GW)

    197 members have lent $34,325 in 1,336 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.