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3,214 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • BLOCK13

    BLOCK13

    15 members have lent $35,500 in 1,400 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.
  • Tareto Maa

    Tareto Maa

    118 members have lent $34,800 in 1,080 loans
    Kilgoris, Kenya Category: Friends Team since: Jul, 2013
  • 8mars

    8mars

    21 members have lent $34,450 in 1,369 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…
  • Nanofinance Alliance

    Nanofinance Alliance

    14 members have lent $34,200 in 341 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…
  • The Million Dollar Project

    The Million Dollar Project

    126 members have lent $32,350 in 1,217 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!
  • Alpacas for Altruism

    Alpacas for Altruism

    13 members have lent $31,100 in 1,160 loans
    Bay Area, California, USA Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: alpacas are altruistic
  • Friends Across Oceans

    Friends Across Oceans

    58 members have lent $30,275 in 1,202 loans
    Category: Friends Team since: Oct, 2008
    We loan because: We want to extend a helping hand across the miles and across oceans. By helping others build or strengthen their businesses, we believe we also help families and communities.
  • Mondololloso Games Team

    Mondololloso Games Team

    7 members have lent $28,600 in 1,140 loans
    Italia Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: Perchè aiutare è bello e non costa nulla, perchè anche gli altri sono parte di noi, perchè vogliamo condividere un po' di quello che abbiamo, perchè ci piace farlo!!!
  • Dune Guy Day Every Day

    Dune Guy Day Every Day

    13 members have lent $27,275 in 1,021 loans
    USA & Canada Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2009
    We loan because: We want to embrace the spirit of giving all year long.
  • Better World

    1 members have lent $27,050 in 1,056 loans
    San Francisco Bay Area Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2011
    We loan because: To help make the world better