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3,325 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • The Road

    The Road

    101 members have lent $85,650 in 2,499 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


    71 members have lent $84,475 in 3,271 loans
    Sweden Category: Friends Team since: Dec, 2008
    We loan because: we can!
  • Friendly Planet Travel

    Friendly Planet Travel

    280 members have lent $83,225 in 2,993 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

    261 members have lent $75,750 in 2,873 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 $71,525 in 2,846 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

    19 members have lent $47,800 in 1,861 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 !
  • Druppel

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

    Tareto Maa

    131 members have lent $47,350 in 1,570 loans
    Kilgoris, Kenya Category: Friends Team since: Jul, 2013
  • Team Stuck In Customs

    Team Stuck In Customs

    108 members have lent $46,375 in 1,704 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.