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1,665 lending teams in the "Colleges/Universities" category
  • University of Colorado at Boulder

    University of Colorado at Boulder

    118 members have lent $54,750 in 1,612 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.
  • MIT

    MIT

    102 members have lent $50,150 in 1,811 loans
    Cambridge, MA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Aug, 2008
  • University of Washington

    University of Washington

    210 members have lent $49,400 in 1,634 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

    17 members have lent $49,075 in 1,951 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.
  • Yale University

    Yale University

    98 members have lent $48,825 in 1,860 loans
    New Haven, CT Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Because we can...
  • University of Illinois

    University of Illinois

    142 members have lent $48,000 in 1,645 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

    78 members have lent $47,500 in 1,775 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 $43,975 in 1,722 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 $42,900 in 1,690 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
  • Brown University

    Brown University

    54 members have lent $42,750 in 1,220 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.