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3,572 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • Mondololloso Games Team

    Mondololloso Games Team

    9 members have lent $36,875 in 1,471 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!!!
  • Alpacas for Altruism

    Alpacas for Altruism

    13 members have lent $36,550 in 1,375 loans
    Bay Area, California, USA Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: alpacas are altruistic
  • Nanofinance Alliance

    Nanofinance Alliance

    17 members have lent $34,850 in 349 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 Pros from Dover

    The Pros from Dover

    14 members have lent $33,550 in 1,328 loans
    Finland, France, Italy, Switzerland and the United States Category: Friends Team since: Jul, 2013
    We loan because: It's a great and sustainable way to help people who are less fortunate.
  • Friends Across Oceans

    Friends Across Oceans

    60 members have lent $33,200 in 1,319 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.
  • Bracken Ridge Baptist Church

    Bracken Ridge Baptist Church

    3 members have lent $31,825 in 1,265 loans
    Bracken Ridge, Queensland, Australia Category: Friends Team since: Dec, 2011
    We loan because: we follow Jesus.
  • Jimmy Eat World

    Jimmy Eat World

    134 members have lent $31,275 in 1,189 loans
    Arizona Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We loan because we want others to have the opportunity to make a better life for themselves and those around them.
  • Silvia's Book Club

    Silvia's Book Club

    1 members have lent $30,775 in 737 loans
    San Diego, California Category: Friends Team since: Apr, 2010
    We loan because: we read a book, Half the Sky, which inspired us to support microfinancing for women.
  • Dom's circle

    6 members have lent $29,800 in 709 loans
    San francisco Category: Friends Team since: Nov, 2014
    We loan because: we love to help those who have the desire and drive to make a better living