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3,478 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • BLOCK13

    BLOCK13

    16 members have lent $42,500 in 1,680 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.
  • 8mars

    8mars

    21 members have lent $41,200 in 1,626 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 $40,475 in 1,031 loans
    Ojai, CA Category: Friends Team since: Jun, 2009
  • Ultra Kiva

    Ultra Kiva

    27 members have lent $40,425 in 1,603 loans
    All Over Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We can, and we care.
  • Better World

    6 members have lent $40,325 in 1,587 loans
    San Francisco Bay Area Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2011
    We loan because: To help make the world better
  • Leonie Dawson's Tribe of Shining Women Changing The World

    Leonie Dawson's Tribe of Shining Women…

    189 members have lent $36,925 in 1,394 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

    60 members have lent $36,475 in 1,407 loans
    United States Category: Friends Team since: Mar, 2009
  • The Million Dollar Project

    The Million Dollar Project

    129 members have lent $36,075 in 1,363 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!
  • 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 $34,625 in 1,298 loans
    Bay Area, California, USA Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: alpacas are altruistic