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1,642 lending teams in the "Colleges/Universities" category
  • University of Washington

    University of Washington

    207 members have lent $47,075 in 1,549 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

    16 members have lent $46,925 in 1,866 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.
  • MIT

    MIT

    102 members have lent $46,650 in 1,684 loans
    Cambridge, MA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Aug, 2008
  • University of Illinois

    University of Illinois

    138 members have lent $45,575 in 1,569 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

    76 members have lent $45,125 in 1,682 loans
    Ames, IA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We care
  • Textbooks For Change

    Textbooks For Change

    11 members have lent $44,500 in 564 loans
    London, Ontario, Canada Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Nov, 2012
    We loan because: Giving back is the only way to move forward
  • The George Washington University (GW)

    The George Washington University (GW)

    203 members have lent $41,825 in 1,636 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.
  • Brown University

    Brown University

    53 members have lent $41,450 in 1,188 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

    133 members have lent $40,575 in 1,482 loans
    East Lansing, MI USA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We want to give back!
  • University of Alabama

    University of Alabama

    52 members have lent $40,575 in 1,597 loans
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: "Never doubt that a small group of dedicated, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. "
    Margaret Mead