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1,675 lending teams in the "Colleges/Universities" category
  • University of Colorado at Boulder

    University of Colorado at Boulder

    120 members have lent $55,350 in 1,636 loans
    Boulder, Colorado Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Each man's death diminishes me,
    For I am involved in mankind.
    Therefore, send not to know
    For whom the bell tolls,
    It tolls for thee.
  • University of Washington

    University of Washington

    213 members have lent $50,650 in 1,684 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

    19 members have lent $50,475 in 2,007 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

    143 members have lent $49,650 in 1,689 loans
    Urbana - Champaign, IL Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We're better than other schools.
  • Yale University

    Yale University

    101 members have lent $49,550 in 1,888 loans
    New Haven, CT Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Because we can...
  • Iowa State University

    Iowa State University

    79 members have lent $49,525 in 1,849 loans
    Ames, IA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We care
  • The George Washington University (GW)

    The George Washington University (GW)

    204 members have lent $45,200 in 1,771 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

    54 members have lent $44,475 in 1,753 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
  • University of Pennsylvania

    University of Pennsylvania

    119 members have lent $44,350 in 1,618 loans
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: we are Quakers!