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3,339 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • The Road

    The Road

    101 members have lent $85,850 in 2,507 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.
  • Bubblan

    Bubblan

    72 members have lent $84,800 in 3,284 loans
    Sweden Category: Friends Team since: Dec, 2008
    We loan because: we can!
  • Friendly Planet Travel

    Friendly Planet Travel

    279 members have lent $83,525 in 3,004 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.
  • Endangered Beekeepers

    Endangered Beekeepers

    262 members have lent $76,275 in 2,894 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

    43 members have lent $71,675 in 2,852 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.
  • Philippines : 25 Venture

    Philippines : 25 Venture

    20 members have lent $48,575 in 1,892 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 !
  • Tareto Maa

    Tareto Maa

    133 members have lent $48,450 in 1,611 loans
    Kilgoris, Kenya Category: Friends Team since: Jul, 2013
  • Druppel

    6 members have lent $47,775 in 225 loans
    Holland Category: Friends Team since: Dec, 2008
  • Team Stuck In Customs

    Team Stuck In Customs

    108 members have lent $47,000 in 1,728 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.