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1,677 lending teams in the "Colleges/Universities" category
  • University of Colorado at Boulder

    University of Colorado at Boulder

    118 members have lent $54,500 in 1,602 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 $49,000 in 1,765 loans
    Cambridge, MA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Aug, 2008
  • University of Washington

    University of Washington

    210 members have lent $48,650 in 1,610 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 $48,475 in 1,927 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 $48,100 in 1,833 loans
    New Haven, CT Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Because we can...
  • University of Illinois

    University of Illinois

    141 members have lent $47,500 in 1,625 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

    77 members have lent $46,900 in 1,753 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 $43,350 in 1,697 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

    54 members have lent $42,525 in 1,218 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.
  • Kansas State University

    Kansas State University

    61 members have lent $42,250 in 803 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.