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3,418 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • BLOCK13

    BLOCK13

    16 members have lent $41,975 in 1,659 loans
    Singapore Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2009
    We loan because: Make a Difference to the Underpreviledged, Marginalized and Oppressed.

    One Who Is Gracious To The Poor Lacks Nothing.
  • Ultra Kiva

    Ultra Kiva

    27 members have lent $40,400 in 1,602 loans
    All Over Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We can, and we care.
  • 8mars

    8mars

    21 members have lent $40,275 in 1,589 loans
    mostly Norway and Denmark (or expats of the two) Category: Friends Team since: Jul, 2010
    We loan because: We are lucky to live in one of the richest countries in the world and in a country where women have the freedom and opportunity to achieve virtually everything. We want to show solidarity with our sisters in the rest of…
  • Get Momentum

    Get Momentum

    33 members have lent $40,250 in 1,022 loans
    Ojai, CA Category: Friends Team since: Jun, 2009
  • Better World

    6 members have lent $38,525 in 1,515 loans
    San Francisco Bay Area Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2011
    We loan because: To help make the world better
  • The Million Dollar Project

    The Million Dollar Project

    129 members have lent $35,775 in 1,351 loans
    NYC Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2009
    We loan because: The Million Dollar Project: If we get 2000 members, then at $25/member over 10 years with 19 re-loans we will invest $1,000,000 entrepreneurs in developing countries. Be a part of it!
  • Leonie Dawson's Tribe of Shining Women Changing The World

    Leonie Dawson's Tribe of Shining Women…

    187 members have lent $35,650 in 1,344 loans
    International Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2012
    We loan because: ... we know we can make the world of difference. We loan because we are called to it, heart and soul. We loan because there are others who are suffering, and we know we can help.
  • Chile

    Chile

    59 members have lent $35,575 in 1,371 loans
    United States Category: Friends Team since: Mar, 2009
  • Nanofinance Alliance

    Nanofinance Alliance

    17 members have lent $34,825 in 348 loans
    Worldwide Category: Friends Team since: Oct, 2008
    We loan because: Every single one of us realizes we had to depend on someone to give us a start, a hope, or a chance. Whether that help from our parents, family, neighbors, or friends we realized it is our turn to pass on the blessings…
  • Alpacas for Altruism

    Alpacas for Altruism

    13 members have lent $34,100 in 1,277 loans
    Bay Area, California, USA Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: alpacas are altruistic