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615 lending teams in the "Events" category
  • Ben and Claire's Wedding Loans

    Ben and Claire's Wedding Loans

    2 members have lent $14,800 in 573 loans
    London Category: Events Team since: Oct, 2009
    We loan because: by taking on a debt a borrower develops confidence, motivation, and self respect. Outright gifts/aid fosters a dependent mindset which undermines personal development.
  • Julia & Russell's Wedding

    Julia & Russell's Wedding

    40 members have lent $14,700 in 503 loans
    Hong Kong Category: Events Team since: Jan, 2009
    We loan because: This is a wonderful charity and would love the opportunity to do our bit to help alleviate poverty.
  • Ernest and Corinna Fund

    Ernest and Corinna Fund

    13 members have lent $14,250 in 211 loans
    Charlotte, NC Category: Events Team since: Aug, 2012
    We loan because: We're celebrating Ernest and Corinna's journey together
  • WFI Summer Challenge

    WFI Summer Challenge

    25 members have lent $13,675 in 517 loans
    Ingolstadt, Germany Category: Events Team since: Jan, 2009
    We loan because: We believe in entrepreneurship and strong people who take their lives into their own hands - If seed capital is the only missing piece to help somebody get started, we're more than happy to provide it!

    119 members have lent $12,725 in 504 loans
    Singapore Category: Events Team since: Dec, 2012
    We loan because: We believe in awesomeness.
    Lending to help others improves our awesomeness.
  • The BAF

    The BAF

    6 members have lent $12,525 in 487 loans
    The Nordic countries Category: Events Team since: Sep, 2010
    We loan because: It is a small amount for us but a big amount for the entrepreneurs (BAF = The Birthday & Anniversary Foundation)
  • Solfrid&Jan Helge 2x50 years

    Solfrid&Jan Helge 2x50 years

    4 members have lent $11,775 in 203 loans
    Kristiansand, Norway Category: Events Team since: Jun, 2012
    We loan because: Our generous friends voted for lending to Kiva.
  • Blog Action Day

    Blog Action Day

    56 members have lent $11,175 in 400 loans
    Anywhere Category: Events Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Bloggers uniting can make a huge impact!
  • Celso and Laura's Wedding

    Celso and Laura's Wedding

    18 members have lent $10,250 in 303 loans
    Orange County, California Category: Events Team since: May, 2009
    We loan because: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
  • $3000 for Megan's 30th

    $3000 for Megan's 30th

    21 members have lent $10,200 in 351 loans
    Worldwide Category: Events Team since: Nov, 2010
    We loan because: At a certain point in life, birthday presents are silly.