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3,591 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • Friendly Planet Travel

    Friendly Planet Travel

    286 members have lent $98,125 in 3,556 loans
    Pennsylvania, USA Category: Friends Team since: Apr, 2009
    We loan because: We would like the opportunity to give back to the different countries and locations where we send travelers.
  • Mauricecflynn, Friends and Family

    Mauricecflynn, Friends and Family

    29 members have lent $98,100 in 178 loans
    UK and beyond Category: Friends Team since: May, 2011
    We loan because: we want to help people to help themselves. I can help manage this system as I know you are all very busy people! :) I have had zero losses in several years and know wheres good to invest your funds. If you are nervous I…
  • The Road

    The Road

    103 members have lent $94,025 in 2,777 loans
    From all over! Category: Friends Team since: Nov, 2008
    We loan because: we want to enable the individual. We encourage people's initiative and drive to help themselves.
  • Endangered Beekeepers

    Endangered Beekeepers

    299 members have lent $92,125 in 3,483 loans
    All over the world Category: Friends Team since: May, 2009
    We loan because: "We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne." -Marcus Aurelius
  • TaP Micro-Financing Group

    TaP Micro-Financing Group

    46 members have lent $85,600 in 3,409 loans
    Los Angeles, CA Category: Friends Team since: Jan, 2010
    We loan because: We believe that giving people the opportunity to make income is the most sustainable way to bring the masses out of poverty.
  • Tareto Maa

    Tareto Maa

    156 members have lent $76,625 in 2,688 loans
    Kilgoris, Kenya Category: Friends Team since: Jul, 2013
  • Druppel

    7 members have lent $60,975 in 330 loans
    Holland Category: Friends Team since: Dec, 2008
  • Team Stuck In Customs

    Team Stuck In Customs

    117 members have lent $58,225 in 2,105 loans
    Queenstown, New Zealand Category: Friends Team since: Oct, 2009
    We loan because: We like helping entrepreneurs around the world do great things for their families and their communities.
  • Philippines : 25 Venture

    Philippines : 25 Venture

    28 members have lent $50,975 in 1,988 loans
    WorldWide Category: Friends Team since: Nov, 2009
    We loan because: People can and want to be better economically. We believe this can be done by providing assistance to individuals who are driven to move away from poverty. We believe in Filipino Bayanihan !