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1,617 lending teams in the "Colleges/Universities" category
  • UT Students for South America

    UT Students for South America

    1 members have lent $45,200 in 1,687 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…
  • MIT

    MIT

    101 members have lent $44,725 in 1,611 loans
    Cambridge, MA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Aug, 2008
  • University of Washington

    University of Washington

    204 members have lent $44,475 in 1,490 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…
  • University of Illinois

    University of Illinois

    138 members have lent $44,075 in 1,531 loans
    Urbana - Champaign, IL Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We're better than other schools.
  • Xavier University

    Xavier University

    15 members have lent $43,975 in 1,748 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.
  • Iowa State University

    Iowa State University

    72 members have lent $42,950 in 1,611 loans
    Ames, IA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We care
  • Brown University

    Brown University

    52 members have lent $40,900 in 1,167 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.
  • The George Washington University (GW)

    The George Washington University (GW)

    202 members have lent $40,150 in 1,569 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.
  • MIchigan State University

    MIchigan State University

    132 members have lent $39,650 in 1,445 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

    54 members have lent $39,575 in 1,557 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